The reason an apple’s core is a vertical central column, and that’s all, is the apple has no legs… and no arms. This brings us to a new or different understanding of the human core. The conventional core is thought of as the deep muscles surrounding the spine and pelvis – not including the muscles that connect to the arms and legs. But another way to think of the body’s core is simply the skeletal system – all of it – from the tips of your fingers to your toes. After all, it is the skeleton that forms the central structure throughout the body and provides the core structural form. If you were to construct a model of the human body you would need to create a skeletal structure that you then wrapped with soft tissue.

The deepest layer – the core of the human body – is indeed the skeletal core. With this deeper understanding of structural core, we can now look at Core Stability and Mobility in a new light. In order for the body to be most efficient and most structurally stable (and have the capacity for greatest mobility), the skeletal core must be aligned optimally. Optimal bone alignment is unlike bricks or steel beams of a building.

The truth is the bones actually “float” within the body’s soft tissue or myofascia. The structural relationship of the bones and myofascia is characterized by a term called Tensegrity (the word derived from the combination of Tensional and Integrity). In Tensegrity, the bones are compressive elements that are suspended (not stacked upon each other) within the myofascia that are tension elements. It is a complex three dimensional structure that is capable of dispersing forces with great efficiency and facilitates efficient movement. Without Tensegrity, our bones would be crushed under the impact of running or jumping.

WeckMethod is a system of training that fully optimizes bone alignment through the hands. Because the entire body is intimately linked and connected – each part of the body having its effect on the global whole – the hands are critical to optimizing the global Tensegrity throughout the body. This may be difficult to comprehend at first.

After all the hands only represent less than 2% of the body’s total weight – and they are way out there, far away from the conventional core. But when you realize that the hands have more than 25% of the body’s bones, and you combine this with the understanding of the critical importance of optimizing bone alignment for optimizing the body’s capacity to most efficiently stabilize and mobilize, the importance of the hands becomes easier to grasp. By teaching you to create optimal bone alignment through the hands – and combine this with optimal alignment of the rest of the body – you will move and harness power like never before.