To be precise, the core is a group of muscles around your pelvis and trunk.
Most of the time, the core is mistakenly thought of as simply the muscle that make up your six pack, the rectus abdominis. However, your core also includes your transversus abdominis, obliques, erector spinae, gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and others.
Improving your core means understanding that you’re doing a lot more than trying to get well-defined abs. A strong core provides numerous benefits, such as improved:
- Protection from injury
- and help fighting back pain.
Core stability and strength are vital to how your body moves. Everything you do, every movement you make, originates and flows from strong core muscles.