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Why is core strength important?

Why is core strength important?

When you are about to embark on a fitness regime or just want to have a better understanding on how to improve your training and strength, it’s important to start with the core – literally!
Most exercises, sports and physical activity rely on what is referred to as the core muscles in the body which involves the muscles around our front, back and side in the midsection of our body.

These muscles include:

  • Pelvic floor muscles
  • Transversus abdominis
  • Multifidus
  • Internal and external obliques
  • Rectus abdominis
  • Erector spinae (sacrospinalis)
  • Longissimus thoracis
  • Diaphragm

The core muscles are the support network for the entire frame and focusing on strengthening these muscles will improve many aspects of your physical strength and overall health.

The benefits of strengthening your core muscles through core exercises:

  • Trains the muscles in the lower back, hips, pelvis and abdomen to work together.
  • Helps with overall balance and stability.
  • Improves posture.
  • Protects inner organs and central nervous system.
  • Helps to prevent or minimise back pain.

A majority of personal training sessions, irrespective of the gym or personal trainer, will inadvertently include exercises which are working and strengthening the core to ensure your body is receiving the maximum benefit of the training and to also improve your general health and fitness.

Do you want to learn more about creating an eating plan or an exercise routine that will boost your strength? Let’s get started towards your fitness goals. Chad of the OneBody Wellness and Transformation team specialises in female toning and weight loss success and would be more than happy to talk to you about your personalised wellness and fitness plan. Click here to know more.