Core muscle training

Posted by coolwriters on August 24th, 2010

The core muscles are the group of muscles which support your abdomen, back and your pelvic floor. It also includes several other muscles that are hidden under the major muscle groups. The main core muscles are the Transverse Abdominis, External obliques, internal obliques and Rectus Abdominis. Core muscles play a very important role in protecting your internal organs and postural balance. They help to stabilize your body according to your weight shifts and movements.

When we talk about core strength training we need to focus on three specific aspects. Strength of the muscle, the stability and the control. Strength comes from the capacity of the muscle to hold and move a certain amount of weight in a full range of specific motion. Stability is the ability of the body to maintain a specific posture and power is the speed with which we move the body or the muscles.

Core strength can be increased by doing specific exercises through a full range of controlled motion. The specific exercises used for core strength training focuses on the abdominal and lower back muscles that run through the length of your trunk or the torso. Here the exercises are done in such a way that there is little or no movement of the core and the spine.

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