The benefits of having a strong core can be categorized into three sections: performance, health, and psychological
A strong core will translate into stronger pulls, pushes, lifts, and squats. All human movement starts from the midsection or core. You wouldn’t be able to even walk without your core muscles doing their job, so it’s important to strengthen the muscles that start it all. Core exercises carry over to performance gains in all of our movements, so you can’t really afford to not be doing some form of abdominal training.
Because of the high carryover to performance and sport, ab work improves longevity in the gym. It. A strong midsection offers balance and stability to your body. Core work can help maintain a healthy spine and strong lower back allowing you to play with your kids, sit better in the car, and all round enjoy life better. If you consistently have back pain, you should be training your core regularly.
There are psychological benefits to having a strong, good looking core. If looking fit matters to you, it’s important. When you’re happy with how you look, you are a healthier person and can perform better. Everyone would love to have 6-pack of abs, but many are not willing to do the work it takes to get there. Obviously, it’s a little harder for some people to lean out enough to get there, but it is possible. And when we feel confident in our own skin we perform in life better.
Stay tuned to this blog for the next post where we’ll discuss “The Top 3 Exercises For Building a Strong Core”