How to Improve Stabilizer Muscles
Good form is important when doing any exercise. Stabilizer muscles are essential to performing any exercise with good form. For example, a simple bicep curl requires core and shoulder muscles to stay stabilized as you curl the weight towards your shoulder. We have complied a few techniques to help strengthen your stabilizer muscles.
- Standing, instead of sitting, during upper body exercises will engage your entire body, especially the core.
- Do exercises slowly and focus on activating each muscle individually while stabilizing with the rest of your body.
- Unilateral exercises involve either a single arm or leg that is doing the brunt of the work. Training muscle groups independently increases the intensity load on your stabilizing muscles.
- Use a balance trainer such as bosu or stability ball that adds extra instability to any movement, forcing stabilizer muscles to work harder.