Core Tag

Understanding Core Stability

Core stability is gaining a lot of attention these days and for good reason. The Core involves all of the muscles in our hips, pelvis, and low back.  It is where our center of gravity is located and it is the foundation from which all body movements occur.  It has been found that people who do not have good coordination and stability of their core have poor body mechanics which leads to excessive wear and tear of joints and soft tissues. This is a common cause of pain as well as increases the risk for injury. There is much confusion and often faulty information regarding core stability.  For example many people begin their workout routines focusing on strengthening exercises for individual muscles.  This is partly because in our society it is considered desirable to have a ripped physique. An example would be doing sit ups or crunches which are actually very...