5 Reasons You Need a Strong Core

Abdominal muscles are critical for almost every human activity. Whether you want to run a 10K, dance the tango, or weed your garden, you need a strong core to perform well and avoid injury. Welcyon’s specialized equipment and unique training methods are designed to help you achieve it—quickly, efficiently, and safely.

So will working your core give you a ripped six pack? It’s a question we’re asked quite a lot. The answer depends on how much fat lies on top of your abdominal muscles. To burn that off, you need to add the right balance of cardio and nutrition to your strength regimen. But that’s another blog.

Of course, there’s a lot more to core strength than “killer abs.” In fact, even if your six pack never sees the light of day, you’ll reap enormous benefits by strengthening your abdominal muscles. Here are five of the biggest reasons to put in time on the abdominal machine.

  1. Improve your postureStrong core muscles keep your back stable and standing tall. Not only will you look good, you’ll be less prone to arthritis and degenerative joint disease.
  2. Enhance your balanceBy supporting pelvic alignment, you maintain greater balance during activities like running or crossing an icy parking lot.
  3. Alleviate your lower back painWeak core muscles are one of the major causes of lower back pain. That’s because overly tight supportive muscles around the spine are prone to spasms. Building strong abs greatly reduces the risk of back pain and injury.
  4. Reduce your risk of injuryFrom grabbing a can off the top shelf to swinging your partner on the dance floor, a strong core prevents you from over straining other muscle groups like arms and shoulders.
  5. Improve your breathingA strong core supports your diaphragm, allowing you to draw fuller, deeper breaths. This increases oxygen levels in the blood, enhancing muscle function and mental alertness.

As you can see, strong core muscles are essential to your health and quality of life. Welcyon coaches are trained to work with you and achieve optimal results. Whatever your needs and goals, they can help you obtain lasting fitness and good health for years to come.

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