Core strengthening exercises should be the foundation of any training regimen. That’s because that by strengthening these key muscles, abs, back, and pelvis, it enables you to perform other activities with greater flexibility and agility.
One of the great things about core strengthening exercises is that they can be done in the comfort of your own home, ideally on a carpeted floor or mat.
An example of a classic core strengthening exercise is the abdominal crunch. Yet even an exercise as simple as an abdominal crunch will not be effective if conducted in isolation. In other words, the individual must be aware of the inter-related muscles and how they interact; solely focusing on one muscle or exercise will naturally yield poor results.
Ultimately, developing a thorough and effective core strengthening program involves far more than simply purchasing a book and emulating the exercises at home. Given the rigor of the exercises and the array of muscles of affected, the risk of injury or strain is always prevalent.
These risks underscore the importance of working with a professional. No two body types or training regimens are different, and it’s only through crafting a focused, individual-specific core strengthening program that you can truly reap its rewards.