What do you think of when you think about being physically fit? Marathon runners knocking on the sidewalk mile after mile? A gymnast doing a perfect "10" on a floor routine? Guys at the gym lifting heavy dumbbells?
The definition of fitness can vary, but in general fitness is your ability to perform physical tasks with ease. That includes running a 5K; Carrying loaded shopping bags out of your car; and even spend an afternoon playing 18 holes of golf without getting tired or out of breath – or feeling stiff and sore the next day.
Fitness starts with your core. The strength and resilience of your abs will affect your ability to perform almost any action you do on a typical day – e.g. B. get out of bed, sit at your desk, go for a walk with your dog.
A weak core can have several consequences. First, it makes even everyday tasks more difficult because your core muscles aren't strong. You may have back pain or notice that you get tired more easily during the activity. A weak center affects your performance in the gym. It limits the amount of weight you can lift as all strength building exercises start from your center. In addition, a weak core can affect your posture and your ability to perform cardio exercises such as running and cycling.
The core of your body is the foundation for physical exercise. When the muscles that make up your center are strong, it is easier to move and have more strength in your movements. Developed abs impact a task as simple as getting up from a chair and as complex as running and stretching to backhand your opponent with a tennis ball. A strong core is also a key element of stability and can help reduce the risk of falls.
This means you will be better equipped for tasks that involve stretching, reaching, and stretching your body. Have you ever painted walls in your home? From crouching and bending to painting the trim; use a roller to smooth paint in an up and down motion; As you stretch to reach the highest corners of your room, your core stabilizes and supports you. The accompanying resourcelists offer further core strengthening benefits and include five simple exercises to help you do this.