- Dec 6, 2022
Hi! My daughter has recently had her hours at gym massively increased which she is really enjoying! They do a lot of conditioning but there seems to be a connection issue, she is able to do most of the core exercises but then when she has to use her core in activities eg leg lifts, chin up and over etc she really struggles as it’s like she doesn’t know how to link her stomach strength with using the muscles. She defo has muscles that have developed- you can see them and she can hold plank for 3 minutes (she’s just 6) but it’s like she doesn’t know how to engage those muscles. Similar with chin up and over on the bar, she’s got the ability to do chin up and then if she has movement she can go over (eg if she can jump so has momentum) but from hanging she struggles to engage her core to use her strength to get over. I hope this makes sense! Any tips on how to help her with this awareness?