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So you want to be Hard Core?

Fitastic Josh May 29, 2014

Weak, tight, or unbalanced core muscles can undermine you in most elements of the world we live in. Let me get this part out of the way, while it’s important to build a strong core, it’s unwise to focus ALL your efforts at developing ripped abs. Over training abdominal muscles while neglecting muscles of the back and hip can set you up for injuries and cut athleticism.   So washboard abs is your holy grail? This is as simple as trimming body fat through diet, cardiovascular exercise, and weight training to build strong abdominal muscles with core exercises incorporated into your program.

The body likes movement, it functions better when it has been moving compared to when it has been in one position for long periods. (YES get off your duff)  We have all experienced that feeling of getting out of a long car ride, you definitely feel stiff and sluggish until you get moving again. Core training is the missing piece of most exercise programs!

Most of us have had some kind of lower back trouble here and there. Most of these lower back problems result from bearing too much or too sudden weight in the lower back. A strong set of core muscles helps prevent or minimize such damage by providing more an efficient weight-bearing mechanism. Your back muscles and ligaments are not primarily designed to bear weight. A strong core allows for more normal spinal function and lower back issues are reduced.

All Workout Programs at fitastic™ incorporate core exercises in all workout programs.   Build a strong core to be Hard Core!

Let Fitastic™ do the work and pick out your core exercises from the FREE Workout builder.  Simply choose “Core” under the Muscles options on the left side of the page.

 

Fitastic Josh (AkA J-Lo)


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