Because It’s Used for Everything You Do.
With age, our minds and bodies change. We may grow more imbalanced, find it harder to remember things and even have less energy. Though, this doesn’t always have to be the case and there are a number of things you can do to prevent and/or slow aspects of this process. That’s why we want to focus on core.
Here are a few quick facts to get you started on the importance of core strength:
- Reduces your chance of injury
- Makes overall exercise easier
- Helps with balance and stability
- Improves lung capacity and breathing
- Protects your inner organs
- Makes you look and feel better
- Increases cognitive acuity (read more)
What is Core?
Core is a series of complex muscles, some of which include the transverse abdominals, multifidus, diaphragm, pelvic floor, and other deeper muscles. These muscles collective control or assist in almost every movement you do.
How do I Train My Core?
If you’re having trouble getting your strength up, ask yourself
- are you doing stability exercises,
- or core strengthening?
Only shooting for iconic abs, in truth, isn’t enough and could result in injury it targeting and overworking one muscle. As is often seen, a comprehensive approach is often best.
Here are some exercises we recommend to train your core.
- Lunges with a twist
- Oblique twists
- Dragon flag
- Hip lifts
- Side plank
- Back bridge
Learn More About Core Exercise
It took me quite awhile to implement this, but when I work on more than my prime moving muscles, stretch, and strengthen my core (not just abs) my overall strength will go up! Aerobic exercise and muscular fitness are the primary elements of most fitness programs. But, to have a well-rounded fitness program, consider, including core exercises in the mix as well.
Whether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or a committed fitness fanatic hoping to optimize your results, a well-rounded fitness program is the best way to reach your fitness goals.
Contact Tommy to get started, or if you just have questions regarding fitness.