Top 5 Benefits of Core Training

June 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Posted in Bareskin Towel, Fitness, Weight Loss, Weight Training | Leave a comment
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Author: Jim Plummer

There are several benefits of core training, and core training needs to be a regular part of your fitness program.

While you are probably familiar with the term core training, you might not be exactly sure what the term means. Core training simply means performing specific exercises to strengthen the muscles of your core.

Experts sometimes disagree as to what muscles make up the core, but in general, your core is all of the muscles of your midsection. This includes muscles in the front, back and sides of your midsection, as well as many muscles that aren’t visible.

Some examples of core muscles are the rectus abdominis (the six pack), the transverse abdominis, the erector spinae, and the internal and external obliques. The core muscles help the body function more effectively because they work as stabilizers for the entire body.

All of the core muscles work in unison to supply strength and coordinated movement. Because they work together, it’s best to train  the core muscles as a group rather than attempt to isolate them individually. You don’t want to overdevelop one particular core muscle in relation to the others.

Here are the top five benefits of core training:

1. Core training improves functional fitness.

When you have better functional fitness, you are able to perform everyday tasks, such as walking, lifting, bending and squatting, more easily.

2. Core training reduces the risk for low back pain and can help alleviate low back pain.

Weak core muscles is a common cause of low back pain. Strong core muscles help you maintain correct posture and reduce strain on your spine. Many people have been able to alleviate low back pain and even avoid back surgery by strengthening their core.

3. Core training reduces the risk for various health conditions.

Having a strong core reduces the risk for neck pain, torn muscles, ruptured disks, strained ligaments and incontinence.

4. Core training improves athletic performance.

A strong core enables you to generate more powerful arm and leg movements because all powerful movements originate from the core of the body out.

5. Core training keeps your midsection looking good.

Core training will give you a toned and tight midsection. It will keep your abs looking good.

In conclusion, don’t overlook the benefits of core training. Make sure that core training is a regular part of your fitness program.

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