Core strength is often undervalued
Core strength is most commonly undervalued due to the minimal visual progress you can make. Having a strong abdomen and physical performance is an inherent benefit, but there’s no real place to visually track your “core results.”
This will deterrent people from trying to improve their core strength and push for quicker, more easily measurable results. However, this should not be the case. Although you may see less results visually, the contributions core strength makes to ensuring other workouts are easier on the body is massive. This mainly will come through the form of better balance.
Core strengthening benefit to balance and stability
Developing your core benefits your balance immensely. This comes through in giving your body strong communication throughout, which pushes your muscles to work in unison.
What kind of workouts are best for increasing core strength?
Vertical/ regular crunch workouts- there are a ton of variations for this one which can be very strong for benefiting your core strength. The engagement with your abdomen, lower back, and legs all contribute to your core.
Glute bridge workouts- These are a bit tougher for beginners, but are huge for your core. Take your time with these to ensure you do them correctly and avoid injury.
Avoiding injury in general
Injury is easy to incur when practicing workouts improperly, especially for core strengthening ones. Since they engage so much of the body, there’s a higher probability of preparation lacking for one of the areas. Take your time with preparing and don’t push yourself beyond limits. Steadily increasing your exercise volume over time rather than blasting in short spurts will be far better for your body in the long term.
Questions and preparation
Overall, engaging in new exercises can be fun ventures, but also difficult on your own. Starting off with a partner or some kind of group is a great space to ensure that you are doing them all correctly before starting out on your own. Give us a call today, and we can get you started on that journey not only with experienced trainers, but a great community around you as well. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!