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TRAINING YOUR CORE

Exercise Science
- Dr Prajakta Jadhav

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “CORE”? For most people, the core conjures up images of a sleek and taut six-pack or eight-pack. The reality is that the anatomical structure of the human core is much more complex than that. Why Should You Train Your Core? 1. Core training stabilizes your spine and improves posture. 2. Core training increases power and strength. The core connects the upper body to the lower body and makes them work in harmony. 3. Core exercises improve your balance and stability. 4. Core exercises can help tone your abs. 3. Quality or Quantity? Always choose quality over quantity when it comes to executing the exercises. The core is primarily made up of fast twitch muscle fibers which are denser than slow twitch muscles. Hence, moderate to heavy load training will stimulate fast twitch muscle fibers. Along with the exercise programming, you require: 1. Dietary planning: All the above information will work only if your diet is on point. 2. Adequate Sleep: Whether it be training the core or the entire body, a human body requires a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep to recover and function optimally.
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