Importance of Core

A strong core is vital for balance, stability, and good posture. Core muscles create a solid base for your body, allowing you to stay upright and stand strong on your two feet. Core work involves much more than just crunches, but it does not have to be fancy either…go back to the basics with planks, side planks, dead bugs, boat pose etc… Don’t forget that your back is part of your core and should not be ignored. Supermans, bird dogs, and glute bridges are great exercises to add to your routine. Once your core is strong enough you can start strength training safely. Core activation (or engaging your core) is very important while doing any type of strength training. It will improve your form and make your lifts more intentional. Engaging your core is different than sucking in your tummy. Imagine bracing your stomach muscles as if you’re going to bounce a coin off your abs. At the same time gently tuck your pelvis in and fire your glute muscles. You should feel the lower part of your abs engage to support your lower spine. Give it a try and see what you think