Core Muscle Training

Core muscle training pertain to the muscles found at the obliques, abdominals, lower back, and the glutes. These four areas of the body are the ones that usually frame the posture of a person. Therefore, a good posture reflects the good condition of these muscle areas.

While this is not a workout that you would do in a regular softball practice, some of the advanced athletes will want to know what they can do on their own to make themselves more athletic.

What people do not know is that these muscles are actually the the central part for all the strength that is needed to boost carry out different physical activities.

The main responsibility of these muscles is to provide enough power to the body in order to enable it to cope up with the dynamic challenges of every physical activity that a person encounters.

For this reason, many health and fitness experts have realized that it is relatively important to strengthen these muscles than with the other muscles in the body. Through some series of experiments and research, they have found out that having a stronger core can lessen a lot of health problems concerning posture.

Conditioning these muscle can project good posture. It can also improve the endurance of the back all the way through the day.

So, for those who wish to know and understand why it is important to strengthen these muscles, here is a list of some of the benefits that you can use as references:

1. Strengthening core muscles will improve posture and prevent low back pain of the muscular origin.

2. It will help tone the muscles, thereby, avoiding further back injury

3. Improves athletic performance

4. They do not cause sore aching muscles

5. Lengthen muscles and avoid unbalanced footing as you get old




What Is a Stability Ball?

This is a large and inflatable ball used as an exercise equipment. Despite being air-filled, it is generally heavy-duty and capable to hold 600 to 700 pounds of weight. It is comfortable and gives good support. It perfectly suits the trainee as it easily goes with the structure of the body.

The good thing about using the stability ball is it reduces the perception of ‘working’ in training, especially for beginners. It gives some element of ‘play’ as you get rough with the training. It adds some fun and excitement as you advance in the movements and techniques.

Another good point with the ball is that it can be used by anybody. No fitness level is required. It is very portable and light weight, easy to bring along even when traveling. It is also inexpensive compared to other exercise equipment and it could last for a very long time.



The stability ball definitely is best to improve the strength of the abs and the lower-backs. It improves as well the functional strength, balance and flexibility of the body.

1. Proper Alignment & Balance Improve the natural motor reflexes of the body.

2. Great Abs Definitely target the abdominal areas

3. Muscle Strength and Endurance Gives the body flexibility, stability and resistance.

4. Core Stability

5. Stretching

6. Losing Weight


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