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What Are Our Core Muscles?

Posted Feb 17 2010 12:00am
Core muscles are a group of muscles that make up our trunk, they are the center of our body‘s strength. They include the abdominals, obliques, lower back, pelvic floor and gluteal muscles. These group of muscles are responsible for our posture and for stabilizing everything we do. By keeping our core strong the rest of our bodily systems can function at a much greater efficiency. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles. Having a strong core will make you more physically powerful, it will maintain balance and stability for exercising and all other physical activity.

Due to the many dynamic challenges and demands the body must deal with throughout life, the core muscle system is designed to provide power and stabilization for the body for this purpose. Health and fitness experts have come to realize that it is important to strengthen the core to help lessen the chance of injury to other muscles in the body. A strong core can also help alleviate many health problems related to poor posture. The stronger the core, the more stable the upper and lower torso, therefore the stronger the entire body.

The importance of having strong core muscles cannot be overstated. Here is a brief list of the many benefits of having a strong core.

1. Improves posture
2. Helps to eliminate lower back pain.
3. Helps avoid back injury and injuries to the rest of the body.
4. Improves physical performance.
5. Improves balance.
6. Prevents muscle soreness and stiffness.
7. Keeps muscles toned and supple.

By having a strong core, it will help to prevent many of the aches and pains associated with growing old.

You can be sure that while training at
BOOTCAMP 619 , your core will become stronger and more stable with the various exercise routines.
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