How to keep your core strong and why it’s so important

How to keep your core strong and why it’s so important

It is not just about the abdominal muscles, but also training your back, your glutes, and the entire area that connects to your spinal cord and helps your body support your spine, so that the burden of supporting your body weight isn’t just placed on your bones. The core is actually made up of three sheaths of muscles: The upper abs, the side muscles, which are called the obliques, and then a very deep layer of muscles that support your spine.

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