15 Jun What is core strength and stability?
What is core strength and stability?
Core strength is the ability of the trunk to support the effort and forces of the arms and legs so the muscles and joints can work in their strongest, safest and most effective position. In simple mechanical terms a strong stable base is needed for any lever system to work. In this case the muscles of the torso stabilise the spine to provide a solid foundation for movement in the arms and legs.
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Benefits of core training Your body is constantly challenged to react to its environment, whether you are working out or simply living your life. A strong, stable core has far reaching results:
- improved posture
- greater capacity for speed generation – whether running, throwing, skiing or sprinting
- increased ability to change direction
- more efficient use of muscle power
- decreased injury risk
- improved balance and muscular co-ordination.
Becoming aware of movement and bringing the protection of the spine back under conscious control is an important part of core training.