Why Core Training is more than just Sit-ups

Why is Core Training So Important?

Core training is the linchpin of any workout regimen, if you’re looking to get a full-body quality workout. Core training exercises are ones that help the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen work together. Once you have all of these muscle groups working in unison, you’ll find better balance and stability overall. Even if you’re not playing sports regularly, where having good core strength is essential, you will want to begin, or keep up with, your core training routine because it makes doing most physical activities much easier. While strength training and/or aerobic exercise are what many people gravitate towards first when beginning a fitness program, people should not shy away from including core work in their training program if they truly want a well-balance fitness routine.

Equipment for Core Training

Here’s a quick list of core training equipment that will work great in your home:

Body Weight Stations
Abdominal and Core Equipment
Stability Balls
Hanging Ab Straps
Movement, Balance and Wobble Boards

Balance and Core Training

Do realize how much you use the core of your body when you’re trying to balance yourself? Core work isn’t always just a bunch of planks and situps all day long. Working on your balance using fitness equipment like wobble boards, BOSU Balance Trainers, balance pads and M-Boards will significantly increase your ability to strengthen your mid-section and feel like your on solid ground even when you’re on one foot at a time.

Core Training Safety

The importance of safety in using any type of fitness equipment should be always paramount. But when you’re using wobble boards, M-Boards and the like, it’s essential you use safety and support features to ensure you don’t fall and injure yourself. Trying to do too much too soon is never the right approach for newbies working on their core by way of balance fitness accessories. Always use caution and make sure the fitness equipment you are using is properly installed and secure in order for you to get the full benefits of the core/balance exercises you are going to do without the worry of injury.

Core work is hard and is neglected by many people – even those who exercise regularly. But, if you can take part of your fitness routine to focus on core and balance work, you’ll see great improvements in all areas of your fitness.

For more information about core and balance equipment, whether you’re a local here in Phoenix or live in any other part of the country, contact Fitness 4 Home Superstore today and we’ll be happy to match you up with the perfect piece of exercise apparatus – cardio, strength, core or flexibility.

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