The Tenth Muse: Fitness Plus

The core is essential to any workout regimen. All athletes, regardless of the sport you play, needs a strong core and even more important, everybody regardless if you’re an athlete or not needs a strong core for activities of daily living.

The core doesn’t consists of just the abdominal muscles. I know that’s a common thought, but it is a myth and I am here to debunk it!  Your abdominal muscles are just one of the many muscles that compose the core. Below are your core muscles:

  • Abdominal Muscles
  • Pelvic/ Hip Muscles
  • Select Chest Muscles
  • Lower Back Muscles
  • Butt Muscles

The core is so important because it is needed for functional movements. These are movements that you use in tasks everyday- lifting, reaching, going up the steps, standing  and many many more. The core is crucial for stabilizing your spine, balance, and having good posture. With a stronger core lower…

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