Contrary to popular belief, your “abs” and your “core” are not one and the same. Your abdominal muscles which you’re probably more familiar with, are the superficial ones that give you that coveted six pack look and are primarily worked by flexing the spine. Think sit ups and crunches. However, the CORE includes all of those abdominal muscles in addition to the all of the muscles of the pelvic girdle and lower back including the glutes. When the entire “core” works together, it has a corset effect and works primarily to stabilize the spine.
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