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Category Archives: Core/Abdominal

6 Jul, 2020

Core Strength & Abdominals

What is core strength? Typically, when you think of core strength, you think of six pack abs, right? But that is actually the superficial layer of core muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis. There are 35 different muscle groups the core consists of, as seen below. Core strength refers to the muscles that stabilize the torso

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28 May, 2020

Engaging Our Core Muscles

Have you heard anyone tell you that you need a stronger core?  This is because the core is the body’s support system, it helps to stabilize and transfer forces from the upper body to the lower body.  This does not mean you need six pack abs, but the deeper muscles that support your spine need

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30 Apr, 2020

Low Back Pain & Core Strength

There are many people today who suffer from general lower back aches and pain of no known cause or injury. The likely culprit would point to poor postural awareness and poor abdominal or core strength. We are presented throughout our day with various different postures with sitting and standing being the most problematic. We are

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27 Feb, 2020

The Chain to Low Back Pain

How Much Does Back Pain Impact Us? Chronic back pain and discomfort is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life.  In fact, chronic back pain is one of the leading reasons people go to the doctor and employees miss work. Chronic back pain can make it

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17 Dec, 2019

Importance of the Core

Our core is our whole body’s support system. It helps stabilize and transfer forces from the upper body to the lower body. The core is made up of more than just our abs- as most people think of a six pack when they hear core or ab strength.   Your core consists of: Transverse abdomens Obliques 

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22 Oct, 2019

Balance Issues Occur in Both Older and Younger Populations

Balance issues occur in anyone, regardless of age. However, the cause of balance issues and how to treat them differ in older and younger populations. We all have three systems that all work together to ensure we have good balance. We have our balance organ, which is our vestibular system in the inner ear. We

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11 Oct, 2019

Just How Important are Core Muscles…

Slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile are all signs of core muscle weakness. A weak core can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles that help stabilize your

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27 Sep, 2019

Know More About the Core

Knock Knock who’s there? Abs Abs who? ABSolutely need to learn more about my core! Core strengthening is one of the most important parts of any exercise program, especially for those with a moderate to very active lifestyle. Our core is the foundation of all other movements. This is because it includes muscles that attach

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8 Aug, 2019

Weak Core Muscles Could be the Reason for Your Slouching

Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core weakness that can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles that

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2 Aug, 2019

How Your Core Muscle Strength Affects Your Health

Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core muscle weakness that can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles

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