To follow up to Mr. Mello’s post …

While it may be good motivation, rocking a beach bod, it is not the only reason to get your abs in shape.

Not only does it facilitate movement, but it also houses your inner organs and central nervous system. In other words, it helps you do just about everything. Here are five reasons to strengthen your core.

1. Injury Prevention
Building a strong core takes more than a few crunches. Developing a strong torso means building both core stability and core strength. It’s important to build core so everything else will fit into place on top of it, meaning your overall fitness will improve, making you less prone to injury down the road.

2. Protects organs and CNS
Staying healthy also means protecting those vital systems below the surface. Your core is not only where your organs and central nervous system do their busy-work, it’s also where your body’s largest (and most important) veins and arteries are based. Keeping strong core muscles will help ensure everything stays protected as you move through your day.

3. Relieves Back Pain
Back pain is a common side effect of a weak core. When our abdominals are weak, it’s often because our back muscles are overly strong.

Building core strength will help bring balance to the front and back of your body. Sitting at a desk all day doesn’t help, either. Not being mindful of how we’re sitting, and not engaging our core, can lead to things like compressed discs in our spine.

Many people make the mistake of sitting for long periods with a tilted pelvis and an arched back, rather than sitting tall on their chairs.

4. You’ll feel better Overall
Not only will a strong, healthy look good, you’ll feel great, too. Once you’ve developed your core stability, you can start working on more core muscles to build stre

Now that it’s “Crunch Time” you have all the tools you need to get a strong core and a 6 pack all in one.

Todays Workout is…

Good Morning Darlings
Flutter Kicks

B. In 3 minutes:
25 kb swings (53/35)
15 burpees
AMRAP kb snatch

Rest 1 minute

In 3 minutes:
25 kb swings
15 burpees
AMRAP kb push press

Rest 1 minute

In 3 minutes:
25 kb swings
15 burpees
AMRAP kb goblet squats

Rest 1 minute
(do it all again:)

Posted By: Annie

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