Everyone wants a strong core, but what exactly does that mean?
Most people think about the core as the “six-pack muscles” (rectus abdominis) and spend the majority of their workout strengthening these muscles in search of stability. 521 more words
When I was a child, the big debate about ab training was whether to do sit ups and crunches. The trend was moving towards crunches, because they involve an actual lengthening and shortening of the rectus abdominis, which you probably know best as your 6-pack (or, if you’re genetically gifted, your 8-pack; or, if you’re in your off-season, your keg). 2,517 more words
Amazing looking, sculpted six-pack abdominals are beautiful. Some people can attain that look easily but for some of us it’s a real challenge. Besides the issue with my apple-shaped body type, I just don’t have the disciplined dedication to the workout nor the nutrition needed to get that six-pack look. 486 more words
Global Stabilization System
Muscles attach from the pelvis to the spine.
Main responsibility: Transfer weight between the upper body and lower body
Additional responsibilities: Stability between the pelvis and spine, increasing stabilization of the core during functional movements… 499 more words