THE CORE IS SOMETHING EVERYBODY WANTS TO DEVELOP, BUT WHAT IS THE CORE???
The core is a term used to describe the trunk of your body, so think of your glutes, hips, lower back, pelvic floor, scapula and abdominal muscles. So a good few muscle groups before we even mention ABS.
When we think core we automatically think Abdominals, crunches, sit ups and plank. While the abdominals do play a large role in the core and stabilising your body, they don’t make up the core by themselves and it’s more than just the “six pack”. By training your core using crunches and sit ups you are missing out on developing a strong core and possibly putting your spine at risk.
BUILD A STRONG BASE…
Sounds like common sense, I mean if your building something then it’s a good idea to have a strong foundation. But when it comes to ourselves we skip the foundation and go straight to the trellis and wall features. Let’s take a step back from what you’ve been doing and see if you’ve been constructive with your core workouts to date, or just slapping paint on a crumbling structure…
To build this strong foundation we need to make sure we include the muscles we discussed above: