Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What Is Core Training?

If you've been wondering what is core training , and why is it important to health and is gaining quick popularity among trainers, here's a quick explanation:

It is all about training and strengthening muscles that give your body the strength, stability and posture. 

Those muscles help you balance and distribute your weight properly, it's important to train your core muscles so that you can do your daily activities without too much stress on your body.

It generally concentrates on working with important muscles for back and spine support; like back and abdominal muscles. Which are the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, erector spinae, the internal and external obliques, hip flexors, and the multifidus (muscles which extend and rotate the spine).


Here are the top four benefits of core training:


1.   Improves functional fitness.

Allow you to more easily perform everyday tasks such as walking, lifting and squatting.


2.   Reduces the low back pain.

Strong core muscles help you maintain correct posture and reduce strain on your spine.

Read more about how to reduce back pain through exercises.


3.   Improves athletic performance.

A stronger core will enable you to generate more powerful and rapid arm and leg movements.


4.   Give you a Good Look.

Core training will keep your waistline tight and give you a good looking set of abs.

 

Basic core exercises include those that work mainly your trunk, hips and shoulders, such as -only to name some-: squats, lunges, deadlifts, the plank, bottoms up and bench press. Go to Exercise directory to learn many other exercises that work your core.

Exercise balls can also be used in a core workout, as well as Pilates and Yoga exercise programs that are great for developing core strength.

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