Squash Test for Core Engagement

Here is a good measurable test you can do to assess your core strength and activation. This is a good one to come back to after some core training to gauge your progress!


    ~ Lie down and place a hand underneath your lower back.

    ~ Try to press your spine into your hand.

    ~ Are you able to feel your muscles contract / press down hard without your head or shoulders lifting off the ground?

    ~ Give the level of how much you feel the 'sqaush' a rating between 1 and 5, and come back to it at a later date to see improvement!