What is your core and why is it important?
Today we will discuss what makes up your core and why it is so important. Most people when they think of their core they think of their ab muscles. Yes, your abs are a part of your core, but your core is actually a complex series of muscles that extend far beyond your abs including everything besides your arms and legs and it is used in almost every movement of the human body. It includes the transverse abdominis (TVA), erector spinea, obliques, and lower lats. These muscles work as stabilizers. When these muscles are weakened, this is when you begin to place tension on your lower back which results in low back pain. (Extremely common)
It is important to train your core because not only will it improve your performance, but it will help you in every day tasks while reducing your risk on injury. If your core is weak you can't breathe as deeply, lift as heavily, or move as quickly. Safe to say, training your core will improve your overall healthy and every day life.