Why Core Strength is Important

We recently took a look at how to do a front flip, backflip, and Barani flip. In those entries, we discussed how important core strength is to properly pull off these tricks. Beyond doing awesome stunts on a trampoline, why is core strength important to you? We’re going to take a closer look at the benefits of improving your core strength today. Not only will it help you perform tricks easier, but it will also improve your performance in day-to-day tasks. After you’ve built up your core, come to Rebounderz Trampoline Park in Sunrise to test your might!

-Everyday Activities

You would be surprised how many things you do every day are engaging your core muscles. Everything from bending over to put on your shoes or turning to look at something behind you to things as simple as sitting in a chair or standing up straight are all affected by your core. You may not even realize their impact on these tasks until they become difficult or painful to do. Even the most basic parts of daily living — such as showering and getting dressed — engage your core.

-Work Activities

The first thing that might jump to your mind is a long list of jobs with heavy lifting, twisting, and standing for long periods of time. While those all definitely rely on your core muscles, there are less obvious work tasks — such as sitting at your desk for hours at a time — engage your core as well. Though they don’t seem as intensive, making phone calls, typing, using a computer, and other similar work can all make your back muscles sore and stiff. This is especially true for people that don’t have good posture and don’t take enough breaks.

-Healthy Back

Four out of five Americans deal with often-debilitating back pain. Such pain may be prevented by exercising those core muscles, making them more resilient and stronger. When someone is dealing with back pain, a doctor will often prescribe a regimen of core exercises to help relieve it, along with medication, physical therapy, chiropractic alignment, or other treatments. You can help avoid back issues by strengthening those core muscles before pain becomes an issue.

-Sports and Other Hobbies

Pretty much every sport involves your core muscles. Golfing, tennis, biking, trampolining, running, swimming, baseball, basketball, kayaking, and many other athletic endeavors all require a strong core. Even hobbies like fishing or building models rely on abdominal and back muscles since they require you to stand or sit for long periods of time. Not only will strong core muscles help you avoid pain issues, it will also improve your flexibility, which can make you more effective at whatever sport you participate in.

-Work Around the House

No matter if it is basic house cleaning, gardening, or doing some much-needed repairs, it will all be easier and less taxing on you when your core muscles are strong. With how much you’re bending, lifting, twisting, carrying, reaching high above you, or hammering, your core is being engaged in every task you take on to clean or improve your home. Even activities like vacuuming, mopping, and dusting actively engage, or otherwise pass through your core muscles.

-Balance and Stability

With all of your movement requiring your core muscles’ engagement, it stands to reason that the stronger they are, the better your balance will be. That means you’ll be more stable when moving, allowing for quick changes in direction no matter what type of terrain you’re on. It will also mean that you can stand in one spot without losing your balance. When you think of it that way, core exercises make it less likely you’ll fall down.

-Strong Posture

When your core muscles are weak, you’re more prone to slouching. Not only does good posture make you look thinner and more confident, it will also reduce the strain and stress placed on your spine. You’ll also be able to breathe deeper, which will improve your circulation and provide much-needed oxygen throughout your body. When you have good posture, you’ll also be able to reap the full benefits of all of your exercise.

With the impact that your core muscles have on every move you make, it’s clear why strengthening them should be a priority for everyone. In the near future, we’ll take a look at some of the best exercises you can do to keep your core strong. One of the best activities you can do to strengthen your core is trampolining, as it engages your entire body. To start on your path to a stronger core, come to Rebounderz Trampoline Park here in Sunrise. Whether you’re taking a leap of faith off our impressive 14-foot tall JumpXTREME Tower or you’re testing your strength on the Ninja Warrior course, you’re sure to get a workout to remember. We hope you jump in soon!

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