Benefit of Strengthening Your Core

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Everyone wishes they can have that flat stomach or a nice six-pack to show off. While this may be a motivation to look good and feel good, it is important to know the benefits of having these body features. Our midsection is like a muscular corset that stabilizes your entire body, helping to give you a center of gravity whether you’re at rest or moving your limbs. If you would like to learn more about core strength call us today to make an appointment! We are located in  Atwater and Merced, CA! 


Get to Know Your Core Muscles

Our midsection is composed of a variety of muscles to help our body function on a daily basis. The image provided gives a list of all the muscles that help support our posture, balance, stability, and much more. 

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How Does Core Strength Improve our Body?

Because many of your body’s movements originate from your core, working toward improving its strength will enhance your posture, spinal alignment, stability and more. Researchers continue to study the various ways core strength improves health and well-being. Here are a few of the proven benefits of having a strong center:

  • Alleviates Back Pain
  • Improves Posture
  • Better Athletic Performance
  • Improved Balance
  • Safer Everyday Movement


Exercises that Improve Core Strength:

The great thing about core strength is that exercises can be conveniently done in the comfort of your own home and require very little equipment. Here is a list of exercises for you to try at home:


  • Crunches
  • Bridges
  • Superman
  • Planks


Make sure to get a look at our Instagram and Facebook to learn about more exercises!

If you would like to strengthen your core or know someone who would benefit from a strong core, contact us today! Our highly trained physical therapists are here to assist you and our exercise specialist will teach you all the proper techniques.



Barry, DR, and Lawrence, R. Principles of core stabilization for athletic populations. Athletic Ther Today 10: 13-18, 2005.

Clark, MA, and Russell, A. Optimum Performance Training for the Performance Enhancement Specialist (1st ed). Calabasas, CA: National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2002.


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