Pillar strength is the overall strength and stability an individual possess in their own pillar. An individual's pillar consists of their shoulders, hip, and abdominal or core. This concept was created by the owner and founder of Athlete's Performance Mark Verstegen. If you haven't picked up a copy of his book please do so his philosophy is sound and there is only everything to gain by reading it. After reading about his pillar concept I have began to incorporate it into my own programming especially with older populations that I train as I believe its key that for proper function of the human body these three key areas or the "Pillar" must be both strong, stabilized, and contain the proper mobility. So remember shoulder, core, and hip stability, mobility, and strength must be emphasized and balanced



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