What is your core and how to use it

What is your core and how to use it

The main components of the core include your abs and the deepest abdominal muscle around the midsection among other muscles.

These muscles work together to provide support and strength to your abdomen.

The core is important to provide stability to your spine and trunk, further allowing you to bend and move your spine.

Based on their functions, core muscles can be divided into two categories - stabilizers and movers.

Effective core training is aimed at developing motor control as well as endurance of the muscles.

Pilates, yoga and kettlebell training are good examples of exercises that target all aspects of your core.

Stretching, foam rolling and other forms of myofascial release also help in keeping the range of motion intact and your joints mobile.

It is important to keep changing your core exercises and focus on mobilization and stabilization.