Before and Beyond the Core

by Paul Chek |  Date Released : 01 Mar 2006

  • Introduction
  • Cut off limbs – THE CORE
  • Each organ in axial skeleton evolved from a single cell organism
  • As we develop different nuclei, system increases in complexity
  • Human system = engine
  • Nervous system = throttle – accelerates and decelerates the system
  • Brain – president of the organism
  • Must include brain in discussion of the core
  • Core supports limb movement
  • Limbs grow out of core
  • Organs are the commanders of the musculo-skeletal system
  • Internal organs are essential to survival
  • Extensive reflexive systems make sure organs receive nutrition as life force before the limbs
  • Viscus gets first energetic priority
  • Diet/lifestyle factors are MUCH more important than musculoskeletal factors
  • Chronic pain all over the body fixes itself with diet and lifestyle
  • Don’t think about the core until all organs are functioning properly
  • Don’t fly from Australia to LA with no engine check
  • Inflammation is the #1 problem – anti-inflammatory is #1 drug
  • Colon blockage = parasite nests
  • When colon is stretched with fecal material, core activation is not possible
  • Constipation + exercise = time bomb
  • Core is the home of the viscera and the brain
  • Musculoskeletal system biological evolution – seek food, run from predators
  • To breathe properly
  • To eat
  • To hear
  • To have level eye site
  • Upper cervical spine alignment
  • Any issues… adaptation in the core
  • Regardless of techniques, we must honor the client
  • Industry devolution
  • Must approach the core as a functional brain
  • Function before aesthetics
  • Commit to study
  • Knowledge = changeability
  • Upper and lower abdominals?
  • Core/TVA activation?
  • Limits of modern research
  • Study frog in a glass jar vs. natural environment
  • Educate, think, connect

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Paul Chek

About the author: Paul Chek

Internationally acclaimed speaker, consultant and Holistic Health Practitioner Paul Chek, draws upon over twenty-eight years of experience in corrective exercise, high performance conditioning and integrative lifestyle management. Author of six books, over 60 DVDs and numerous correspondence courses and seminars, he has also developed four advanced training programs for professional development in the health and fitness industry. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute, based in San Diego, CA which specializes in Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology ( He is also the creator of the P~P~S Success Mastery Program (

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chheng, sokhom | 09 Aug 2019, 19:32 PM

Refreshing content. Thank you!

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