Strong, Core Muscles: Is It Worth the Effort?
No matter your current perspectives on working out and fitness, seldom can you find a downside to being in shape. For women specifically, achieving and maintaining this state of physical harmony and tone means more than simply being able to endure tests of endurance and strength; it means an even healthier inside, too.
One complaint I hear quite often from women is their failure to lose weight. They say they’ve tried it all: counting calories, low fat diets, low carb diets and exercising every day, but they hardly, if ever, see results. First things first, you need to be far more specific about your fitness goals than just proclaiming you wish to lose weight.
When a strong abdomen, healthy quadriceps, and firm hips work together, they help stimulate and progress the work that your internal organs do every moment of every day. This includes digesting food, passing nutrients to the blood, and pumping that blood to all parts of your body, fighting disease, and so much more. These muscles in turn, will receive the same amount of nutrition and care back from these organs that they’re helping out.
You can think of your body as one, large cycle: you can carbs-load before a run, go for that run, expend energy and nutrients, get back from the run, and relax. During the workout, your body is working harder than ever to keep itself energized and fed especially the muscles being used. After the workout, your body replenishes itself and rebuilds, repairing torn muscle fibers and distributing the necessary vitamins and chemicals throughout.
The answer to the question is yes it is worth the effort to keep a strong and healthy midsection. You’ll find the rewards of staying in shape to be plentiful and rich.
You need to have some ab workouts for women that will strengthen the core. There are many different exercises out there to do just this. Crunches are probably the one exercise that everyone has heard about. Crunches are good at targeting 1 set of core muscles but you will need to work on more than just the one if you are to strengthen the entire core.
Below is a video with some good basic core exercises that I like.