You’ve heard it – core training. Yep, core training, core conditioning, core, core, core. Getting it yet? We’ve added the ability to track your core workouts. Just click Add Workout, choose Strength and you’ll find Core as an option. Go Core!
The core is more than your abs. It’s most of the muscles of the low back, abdominal muscles, muscle that attach to your hips. Think of your core as the muscles in the mid trunk or a series of bands in and around this area.
From the Mayo Clinic:
Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.
There are many reasons that a strong core is important. Core training will benefit you in power, posture, agility, and stability. Think of your core as a bridge between your upper and lower body. Having a strong core will allow your body to efficiently transfer power and force between the upper and lower body. A strong core will allow you to stay in optimal body alignment on the race course and off.
So, what’s your core workout?