Core Fitness Is Important For Everyday Living!

By | February 11, 2015

core fitnessWhy Core Fitness Is Important

Do you feel core fitness  training is important for everyday living? Why?

Well, if you’ve listened to the buzz around the fitness world lately or perused the latest workout books, you’ve probably heard the experts referencing core fitness in some shape or form.

Traditionally, strength training has been dominated by exercises focused on isolating the muscles of the arms and legs.

In fact, if you look at many of the weight machines that have become popular in modern gyms, you’ll notice that they require you to sit or recline while you use them.

While these machines will effectively help you build the muscles that they target, the problem is that, in real life, we don’t use our muscles that way.

We lift a box from the floor to a shelf, swing a golf club, push our children on the swing set, or climb a rock wall. In fact, the vast majority of the things we do require all of the muscles in our bodies to function together and be coordinated through our mid-sections, or our “core.”

 While those activities may make the use of core muscles seem very obvious, this area, made up of the muscles of our midsection, are actually responsible for quite a few of the more subtle functions as well, including posture, balance and stability.

A weakened core will often result in poor posture and stability, yet we don’t necessarily feel the results of it in areas that show us a direct cause and effect correlation. For example, poor posture, due to a weakened core, might allow our hips to slip out of alignment resulting in knee pain. In fact, quite a few of the chronic muscle and joint pain issues that Americans are suffering with today stem from a weakened core.

It is no wonder, then, that exercise science has taken a dramatic shift in recent years to include core fitness in strength training programs.  Now, rather than using a machine to first exercise your legs and then your arms, trainers are suggesting that their clients use free weights or bands to combine exercises such as a squat to overhead press.

By linking the two exercises, people are forced to transition the exercise movement through their core, and the core muscles in turn help to maintain good posture throughout the exercise.

The end result is that we are exercising in a fashion that mimics the movements that we use in everyday life, while creating better posture and increasing our stability and balance.

So in my opinion core fitness is important for everyday living, long term health and vitality!

Resources:

Home Ab Training For Core Fitness Workouts- LINK HERE

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Why Core Fitness Is Important For Your Stability
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Why Core Fitness Is Important For Your Stability
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Find out why core fitness is important? You may be surprised that there is more than the 6 pack abs look when training the core! Find out more here.....
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