The core is one the most heard of, yet least understood groups of muscle around. Surprisingly, I have heard of folks lifting with their arms, claiming that they are really hitting their core. Not only is the core not taken care of, the way that it should be, some don’t even know what it is. I think why people put up such a wall when it comes to focusing on these muscles is that there is way too much confusion out there, concerning this group. Combining the muscles in the lower back and abdominal areas, mastering how to get these two groups working hard has enormous benefits. Maybe after reading about them, you will give your core the thirty minutes that it deserves. A quadruped arm and leg raise is a great relief to those who are suffering from excruciating back pain.
My father has always had back issues and I think that I must have inherited them from him. No matter what the cause is, practicing a stretch like the one in the last sentence can bring your core to life and could potentially alleviate an aching back. Planks are a whole entire change up to any tired sets of stretching, if you utilize a twisting motion with your exercising, you can reap even more work to your core. Why planks are great to rush into your training is because they work the abs using different motions. By adding a twist (done slowly) to the end of a plank, you are working as many of the muscles in your abdominals, including your sides.
If you are wondering what in the world core strength has to do with your entire body, I will explain that for you. Think about your sets of muscles as an important item that you need to ship. If you were truly worried about how safely this item would stay after being jostled around, would you choose to pack it with the right material that is strong and will protect it? Of course you would and if you are core training you are giving that same protection to your surrounding muscles. Having a core of steel will help to keep important organs protected, like your spinal discs. Do you find that you are having bad posture and don’t really stand up straight?
I used to believe that I was standing up perfectly straight until I had to see how tall I was, straightening my back to the wall made me feel like a giant. I had swore that it felt as if I had gotten about four inches taller, just from standing up straight and maintain a better stance. When you activate the muscles in your core, they will support you in a better way. The increased support that comes with stronger abdominals will cause you to stop feeling hunched over. The gift of great posture is one that you won’t notice you have received but it will be there. I wouldn’t consider myself to be tall but if I look a bit taller, that is not an opportunity that I am going to pass up. There have been endless findings that state taller people get ahead in life, whether it be through home or at the workplace, I am in! Not just for looking good at the beach, a strong core will make you limber and free from pain. After being known as one of, if not the most common pain, getting rid of an aching lower back is highly sought after.