While six pack abs are certainly nice, abdominal strength means much more! Your abs are part of your core, which includes your pelvic muscles, hips and the muscles that support the spine. The benefits of strong abs extend to your daily life!
𝗔𝗯𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻
Your abdominals act as an anchor for muscles of the lower back. When these muscles are weak, it forces the back muscles to work harder to support your middle.
Strong abs also keep your belly from protruding too far forward and altering your center of gravity. If your abs are weak this forward lean stresses your back muscles.
𝗔𝗯𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲
Strong abdominals support good posture by helping prop up your spine so it feels more natural to stand tall. According to the American Chiropractic Association, good posture also keeps the bones and joints in alignment, ensuring that muscles are properly engaged. Meanwhile, good posture reduces stress on the ligaments that hold the spinal joints in place, minimizing the risk of injury.
𝗔𝗯𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽𝘀 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁
Twisting, lifting and even getting up and down out of a chair requires the strength of your core. Building abdominal strength and endurance makes every day activities, such as picking up your kids or bending to tie your shoe so much easier!
𝗔𝗯𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲
Training your core allows the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work harmoniously, leading to greater balance and stability. Balance comes into play every day — whether you're walking on an uneven surface, road or catching yourself when taking a misstep off a curb. Strong, resilient abdominals make such activities more pleasant, and potentially less disastrous.