Any weakness in the muscles of the core area can bring about a number of problems and issues, such as:
1. Poor Posture
Poor posture is often an indication of a weak core. The muscles that make up your abdomen and lower back help to stabilize your pelvis and spine, keeping your upper back and shoulders in a neutral position.
If these muscles are weak, especially when it comes to the erector spinae, a group of muscles that run along your spine, you will be far more susceptible to slouching.
2. Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is another good indicator of weakness in your core muscles. When your core is not as strong or balanced as it should be, the curvature of your lumbar spine can change. Even the slightest difference can place undue pressure on the vertebrae, discs or articulate facets that make up your spine, as well as the muscles, tendons and ligaments that surround it, making you much more prone to injury.
3. Weakness in Your Arms and Legs When Throwing a Ball or a Punch
Overall weakness is also a sign that your core muscles are lacking strength. This weakness, however, does not always need to originate from the core itself. Often though, weakness in your arms and legs does indicate a poorly conditioned core. The muscles of your core stabilise your spine and pelvis, which you already know. But it is this stability that helps transfer the strength needed to rapidly contract the muscles for more powerful movements.
Throwing a ball, landing a punch or taking a forceful stride all originate, at least to some degree, from your core muscles. If this area isn't in good condition, there won't be much force behind your movements.
Core strength is extremely important in our daily lives for not only vanity purposes but for functional movements as well. How do we go about strengthening our core in the most efficient and effective way possible? Reaction Impact is the answer.