Do you experience back pain while being active? Do you find your form getting worse? Back pain and faltering form could mean you need to strengthen your core muscles. Developing core strength is crucial to a training routine and will help prevent injury and improve your overall activity.
Having a well-functioning core protects important muscles and bones in the spine, hips, knees and ankles creates a fluent, efficient movement, which helps prevent injury. The core is more than your abdominal muscles. It's the bridge between the upper and lower body, as well as the left and right sides.
This video demonstrates TRX – a newer form of engaging your core. It's a tool that utilizes suspension training to strengthen core muscles, while also exercising other parts of the body. TRX training sets are available for home use and many fitness centers offer TRX classes.