The core is often referred to as the bodies 'powerhouse'. It facilitates movement, as well as housing your inner organs and central nervous system.

Benefits of Core Training

Help prevent injuries. Developing a strong torso means building both core stability (those deep internal muscles close to the spine) and core strength (think "six pack" abs). It’s important to build core stability first, and then build core strength as you want to get the deeper muscles working first. Once you’ve got a strong core, everything else will fit into place on top of it. This means your overall fitness will improve, making you less prone to injury. Even though it’s easy to presume that when we’re moving, our extremities do most of the work, the opposite it true: most movement starts at the centre and moves outward. A rock-solid centre will help ensure that your movements are strong and pain-free.

Protect your inner organs and central nervous system. Staying healthy also means protecting those vital systems below the surface. Your core is not only where your organs and central nervous system do their work, it’s also where your body’s largest (and most important) veins and arteries are based. Keeping strong core muscles will help ensure everything stays protected as you move through your day. The spinal cord is an example. Your spinal cord is everything, but if you have pressure on it because it isn’t well supported by your core muscles, then it is going to affect your movements. It will eventually cause pain, and that will affect the quality of your life.

Banish back pain. Back pain is a common side effect of a weak core. When our abdominals are weak, it’s often because our back muscles are overly strong. Building core strength will help bring balance to the front and back of your body. Sitting at a desk all day doesn’t help. Not being mindful of how we’re sitting, and not engaging our core, can lead to things like compressed discs in our spine.

 

 

Additional Info