When some think about core workouts they may think the only goal is to reach that image in their head of amazing abs but a strong core goes far beyond cosmetics.
Having a strong core improves your muscles groups such as the pelvis, lower back, and hips. You utilize your core more often than you think such as sitting up, lying down and even long walks so why not make it as strong as you can! Your balance and strength, as well as stability, will improve with a stronger core.
How Do You Know?
Your core may need some TLC if you experience some of these symptoms:
- Your lower back may ache when you walk or run.
- You are frequently hunching or slouching.
- You have become dependent on using your arms to go from sitting to standing.
- You have a hard time balancing on one leg or walking on bumpy terrain.
- You frequently experience constipation or other digestion issues.
- You have a hard time building your overall strength even working out.
- You find yourself holding your breath when doing core exercises.
Sound familiar? Here are some things you can do.
Where to Start
Developing a strong core does not happen overnight, so begin with some of these exercises to begin improving your core strength. Some of the most popular moves used to develop core strength:
- The Windshield Wiper
- The Bridge
The best part of these workouts is that they can be modified to fit your needs. Before you begin any workout regimen, speak with your doctor for guidance and suggestions on what they feel is best for you.
Core Strength and Chiropractic
When trying to build upon your core muscles, teaming up with a chiropractor can take you one step further. It is important to pair up with a chiropractor when trying to improve the functionality of your spine because a chiropractor has the ability to create optimal alignment allowing for the best possible outcome when trying to build a stronger core. If a ligament is overstretched or underutilized, a chiropractor can realign the ligaments to its normal resting length, ultimately giving the ligament the ability to contract better.
In addition, regular adjustments and therapies ensure greater spinal mobility; this also allows for the full contraction and relaxation of core muscles, encouraging them to build a greater level of muscular strength.
Seeking chiropractic care from our Atlanta chiropractors can help to improve the functionality of your spine and giving you a better chance at improving strength in your core muscles. If you are looking for ways to improve your core, contact our office today at (404) 889-8828.