Core Stability > Posture
A fundamental component of core stability and core stability training is neutral posture - this allows your muscles to perform efficiently and reduces your risk of injury. To help find your 'neutral,' draw yourself up from the crown of your head, as if you were being lifted by a helium balloon, gently squeeze your buttocks and set
your shoulders back and down
This action can be performed while sitting to improve posture and encourage the core stabilising muscles to support your back, arms and legs. Similarly, when lifting heavy objects the same principles apply - lift with neutral posture to ensure you perform efficiently and with less risk.
'Neutral' alignment should be maintained for the most effective use of stabilising and mobilising muscles. Poor posture is the root of many preventable sports injuries and weak performance. Identifying signs are excessive 'arch' in the lower back and 'slouching' - both are side effects of weak core musculature
One of the most popular methods for developing core stability and full body strength for cricket is swiss ball training...