How do you train your core?
When you perform them correctly, compound movements (squat, bench press, deadlift, etc.) will strengthen your core. When you perform these movements, make sure you are using the correct form at all times.
Isolating your core is also important. The muscles in your core recover more quickly than other muscles, such as the ones in your legs. This means you can train them more during the week. For beginners, Harvard recommends adding core work into your workout routine 2-3 times per week.
Basically, if you’re putting your core under tension over time, you’ll be training it. The best movements are the ones that work multiple muscles at the same time.
Every time we move, we depend on some muscles to hold us steady, and other muscles to actually move us. Core stabilization is the general term for how the muscles of your trunk keep your spine and body stable. This helps you stay balanced when you move.
If your core muscles are strong and they contract when they should:
Why is core stabilization important?
- Your posture is better.
- Your body is balanced.
- Your movement is more efficient and powerful.
- You may be less likely to be injured.
The spine itself is just bones stacked on top of one another, and in between the bones—to cushion them—are small discs. The core of each disc has the texture of cheese, and it is surrounded by tough fibrous tissue. To make the spine more stable, the parts are all connected with layers of soft tissue such as cartilage and ligaments. They are also connected by muscles. If these muscles are strong and working in the proper order, you have a solid base for movement and for absorbing the impact of the ground through your body.