- Your core means your abdominal muscles. False. Your core includes more than 25 different muscles!
- Keeping your abs tight all the time (especially during exercise) develops a strong core. False. This can weaken your overall core stability by creating muscle imbalances.
- A strong core is only important if you are an athlete. False. You need a functionally strong core to sit at a desk for 8 hours, go for a hike, or work in your garden.
I would recommend getting a free postural analysis including functional testing and gait analysis to identify where your imbalances are and then getting a program of exercises to correct your unique muscular and postural imbalances.