This week's workout: The importance of a strong core

By Kayla Hartson
Student Fitness Program Coordinator

Most movements required to perform daily activities rely on core strength. Without this strength and stability, you are much more likely to develop an injury.

When you develop proper core strength, certain muscles activate and stay activated to support your low back, preventing potential injury and pain.

What are some movements that rely on core strength?

  • Any bending, twisting, lifting movements
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Everyday tasks (getting dressed, getting in the car)
  • Good posture
  • Sports
  • Physical activity

This list demonstrates that a majority of movements include core muscles. You might still be able to accomplish these tasks with a weak core, but it is only a matter of time until you experience pain or injury because of this weakness. People often do not realize how much core activation movement requires until they suffer from an injury and experience constant pain and discomfort.

Try this circuit sometime this week to develop a strong, stable core!

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