In anatomy, the core refers, in its most general of definitions, to the body minus the legs and arms. Functional movements are highly dependent on the core, and lack of core development can result in a predisposition to injury. The main muscles involved include the transversus abdominis, the internal and external obliques, the quadratus lumborum and the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the main muscle of breathing in the human and so breathing is important in providing the necessary core stability for moving and lifting.
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In making that statement, Clinton articulated the that the Common Core standards have been “internationally benchmarked.” And later on in the interview, she – like the teachers’ unions – blames a “disastrous” roll-out of Common Core for its lack of popularity.
We have been talking about the core since the 90s. Even with fitness focused on the core for so long, there are three core stability exercises often ignored by fitness professionals.