The Benefits of Core Training

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Our core muscles (including the abdominals, obliques, and lower back) have a role in virtually every functional movement we make.  Many people believe that unless it’s to get a ripped 6-pack there’s no real reason to train your abs and other core muscles.  However, there are major benefits to a strong core including reduced chance of spinal injuries and lower back pain, improved athletic performance, better posture and balance, and increased muscle tone in the stomach and butt.  Core training coupled with low body fat from a healthy diet can produce the 6-pack aesthetic that many strive for.