Core strength training may be a relatively new, buzz term in the fitness industry but coaches and athletes have understood its value for many years.
The core region consists of far more than just the abdominal muscles. In fact core strength training aims to target all the muscles groups that stabilize the spine and pelvis.
It’s these muscle groups that are critical for the transfer of energy from large to small body parts during many sporting activities.
What are the benefits of core strength training?
- Greater efficiency of movement
- Improved body control and balance
- Increased power output from both the core musculature and peripheral muscles such as the shoulders, arms and legs
- Reduced risk of injury (the core muscles act as shock absorbers for jumps and rebounds etc.)
- Improved balance and stability
- Improved athletic performance!