Today, I am going to explain why a strong core is not only for those who wish to lift super heavy weights in the gym room or become a super athlete.
But, that’s not all.
First and foremost, you want the “CORE UNIT” to be working because the Spine is the only skeletal structure (bone) supporting the “CORE” region !!
Imagine holding a huge cotton candy. What if the candy was as heavy as ice cream the same size?
It would either be impossible to hold or feel extremely insecure. How would you resolve that situation? Wouldn’t you be more comfortable holding it with a thicker bar?
Same with the body. Stronger “CORE”, supports the spine.
What happens when the “CORE” is not strong enough?
We develop back pain, usually around that “CORE” region where the spine alone cannot support the weight of our upper body.
Activating specific muscles in the “CORE” region will help you say goodbye to chronic back pain
What are these “specific muscles” ??
They are the “behind the scene” superstar unit called the “INNER UNIT” of the “CORE”.
Tomorrow I will reveal the actual muscles of the “INNER UNIT” and why they are oh so important.
The first“CORE” tip I gave was that the“CORE” needs to be “STABLE” in order to functionally use our body/muscle systems.
Today I will show you WHY & HOWwe create a stable “CORE”.
When we say “stable core” it really means creating enough pressurein our core region so our body (in this case, our spine) doesn’t break like a twig when we face a large external force. (This is the primary “WHY”)
(Don’t worry, this doesn’t happen easily)
Have you seen weight lifters with a huge belt around their core when they squat with heavy weight???
That belt, used to protect you from potential damage, assists you to create that pressure.
This is called, “internal abdominal pressure”
EXACTLY the “CORE UNIT”s job!!!
That’s what the “CORE UNIT” does, it protects.
If the “CORE” muscles are working properly, that means the “core region” is stabilized (ready for high demand).
Now, you might think having a strong core is unnecessary for you because you may have no intention in squatting 200lbs.
I will prove you wrong tomorrow.
I will convince you why it is necessary for you to want your “CORE” to be working optimally.