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Core Power: Strengthening Your Core
You've heard fitness professionals talk about the 'core' and everyone seems to be trying to achieve a stronger core. But what is the core and how can training it benefit you?
Before we go any further, I'd like to briefly explain what the core actually is. The core is your torso and involves the muscles of your abdominals and lower back. Just about every physical movement you make would involve some form of core movement or activation. For this reason, it is important to strengthen your core, whether your goal is fitness, weight loss or muscle development.
Here is a list of the major muscles that make up your 'core':
A strong core can help to keep you more balanced, more supported and because it strengthens the muscles that hold your spine, your chances of lower back pain are reduced. A sure sign of a weak core would be lower back problems, although, it may not necessarily be the case.
Author: Dimi Ingle.
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