Core muscles –What are these and why are they important in squash?

If you aren’t strong in your core, you’re going to quickly find yourself missing serves, suffering from back pain, and simply not feeling as quick on the court as you could be. The core does not only refer to your abdominals. The core consists of more than merely the abdominals. There are several layers of muscle that work together to provide core strength and stability

Core muscles are grouped as follows: –

Anterior group (front): Superficial layer and the deep layer

Posterior layer (back):  Superficial layer and the deep layer

These muscles, if activated and strengthened correctly, provide a solid supporting platform for your body to move more efficiently around the squash court. Strong core muscles can prevent several injuries especially to the back!

TAKE A LOOK AT THE DEEP LAYER  – This trio of muscles is most commonly underactive in people with back problems! 3 Stabilizers – Deep layer – Transverse abdominus – Pelvic floor – Multifidus. Due to our busy lifestyles and spending lots of time sitting in front of computers, this deep layer tends to become under active or completely INACTIVE! You may be surprised that a small change such as RE-ACTIVATING these deep muscles, can make a big difference in your posture and the way you move about the court.

Core Muscles

Strong core muscles assist with balance and movement in squash. The up and down movement of stretching the body during the match constantly use the core muscles. The stronger your core the more stable and well balanced you will be when stepping and hitting the squash ball. Add some core exercises to your daily fitness routine and watch the improvement in your game.