Core Fitness: What it is and why it matters

Is your fitness program neglecting your core?

All movement begins from our center, the core.

Many forms of sports and fitness do not result in a strong center. Rather, they may add to problems with muscle imbalances that further weaken the core.

Core fitness is much, much more than abdominal work. How many people do you know who have toned abs but aching backs? Why not have a healthy back as well? It’s all about working in proper alignment and working all the muscles, not just the obvious one’s we can see.

Core fitness is the science of working all of our torso muscles (back, abs, hips, chest, shoulders, internal stabilizers, and more) while in correct bodily alignment.

Core fitness creates muscle balance and symmetry that can take one to a higher level of fitness in any exercise activity.

More importantly, core fitness impacts our everyday lives. It’s what enables good posture, balance, and ease of movement. It shrinks the waistline, flattens the belly, lengthens the spine, increases metabolism, gets rid of upper and lower back pain, protects us from injury.

Properly building core strength increases spinal density. As we work to increase our ability to balance, tiny but important stabilizer muscles tug on our spine and make it stronger.

As we age, internal muscles lose tone, our organs slide downward. Our systems no longer work efficiently. As a result, we gain weight, have no energy, our health suffers.

Proper core fitness develops the muscles that hold the visceral organs in place. This in turn resets our systems, revs up the metabolism and influences our hormonal balancing. It’s a crucial step toward a healthy lean body.

A great way to condition your core and reap all the benefits of true total fitness is the T-Tapp Total Workout. Yet another key to working out smarter, not harder.