Getting your torso back in shape is more than just maintaining your ab muscles. Your core is considered by most as the powerhouse of your body. Aside from the fact that your core muscles help facilitate most of your movements in an efficient manner, it is also home to your internal organs and to the spinal column, which is a part your central nervous system.
Want to find out more about what having a stronger core can bring you? Well, here are some of the benefits that you should know about:
1. Injury Prevention
If you have suffered from an injury before, then you already know how the pain feels like and you may never wish to experience the same way again. By building your core, you are able to build the muscles necessary for a better overall fitness. Keep in mind that movements start from the center and moves out. With a strong core, you are rest assured that all your movements will come from a strong midsection. In addition to this, the core muscles help protect delicate internal organs and prevent debilitating injuries involving the spine.
2. Better Posture
Weak core muscles lead to slouching. Aside from that, it can promote wear and tear of the back bones, which in turn can lead to osteoporosis or other incapacitating disk injuries which may ultimately result in compression of the ribcage ending in difficulty of breathing and asphyxia. Proper posture will facilitate safer exercises which lessens the likelihood of getting back injuries.
3. Healthier Back
As we all know, back aches (most especially on the lower part of the back) can be quite debilitating. A lot of us think that this is brought about by excessive stress and fatigue. It is true that fatigue and stress are contributing factors but the main reason why you feel back aches is the fact that your abdominal muscles are quite weak. By strengthening your core muscles, you can be able to restore balance in between the back and front part of your body. As a result, back pain will be minimized.
4. Efficient Daily Movement
As mentioned above, core muscles play a big role in helping you carry out movements in a much more efficient manner. A strong core makes it easier for you to carry out simple daily tasks such as going up the stairs, carrying heavy items and maintaining good balance. With a stronger midsection, you will be able to have full control over your muscles. In addition to that, having a stronger core prevents you from overworking your other muscles.
5. Enhanced Physical Ability
Again, the strongest force of the body originates from the core. The closer it is to the center, the stronger the force. In fact, there is no athletic movement that does not involve the use of this set of muscles. Since having a stronger core allows you to do so much without producing any pain, you will be able to go longer when it comes to playing a sport or performing a workout.
The next time that you are tempted to shy away from doing core strengthening exercises, it is best that you think about these amazing benefits. In this way, you will be a lot motivated to perform those much needed core strengthening exercises that can benefit you in more ways than one.
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