Fitness Tip from IndyFit
January 14, 2021
Like a bridge without trusses, a large house without a foundation, or an elaborate concrete structure without rebar—is a “fit” person without a strong core.
There is no shortage of analogies that can be drawn about how essential a strong core is for strength, stability, and injury prevention. The core stabilizes the spine and provides the necessary support to utilize/maximize the strength in other parts of your body. However, the core is not just an aesthetically pleasing six pack. It actually involves muscles (both internal and external) on every side of the body. Therefore, the best way to work it is not a large quantity of crunches. Instead, you want exercises that teach a variety of core muscles to work in conjunction with each other (and the rest of the body). For your next workout, try replacing all those crunches with multiple sets of front plank and side plank.
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