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Understanding Your Core Muscles

You may have heard people talk about wanting to “define their core,” but what exactly is your “core,” and why does it matter? Broadly speaking, one’s core is the torso region on their body, and the muscles that compose it. This includes your abdomen, middle back, lower back, hips, and sides. A strong core is essential for ensuring functional movement and avoiding injury. Defining your core will not only help you achieve that attractive six-pack that you’ve always wanted, but it can greatly improve your overall health.

At Tension Fitness, we believe that full-body fitness is key to feeling and looking your best. That’s why we developed our revolutionary Tension Fit Trainer resistance band, which can help you burn calories, elevate your resting metabolism, and define your core. In this blog post, we explore some of the overall benefits of a sculpted core, as well as several specific core muscles and why they matter. Finally, we explain how our Tension Fit Trainer device is the perfect accessory for your gym or home workouts when it comes to defining your core through resistance training. Read on to learn more, and order your Tension Fit Trainer today!

Benefits of a Strong Core

Your core muscles help support your organs, central nervous system, skull, spine, tailbone, rib cage, pelvis, and other essential parts of your body. Dedicating time in your fitness routine to define your core with our Tension Fit Trainer resistance band will bring you many benefits, including an overall greater quality of life.

  • Improved Posture

Your core muscles help keep you upright by aligning your spine, ribs, and pelvis. This makes them the foundation of good posture. A tall, upright posture conveys strength and self-esteem and can help you look slimmer, whereas a slumped posture can make you look weak, defeated, and bloated. If you’re unhappy with your posture, core training with a Tension Fit Trainer can help you achieve the attractive, confident look that you desire.

  • Back Pain Relief

Studies show that up to 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life, with 31 million Americans experiencing lower back pain at any given time. Back pain affects people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly, and it can be truly debilitating, causing you to miss work and precious time with your loved ones. While most people eventually recover from back pain, recurrence is common, and for some the condition may even become chronic. 

If you’re experiencing back pain, core training with a Tension Fit Trainer resistance band can help. Weak lower back muscles make your body rely on your ligaments to stay upright, which can cause you great pain. Strengthening your core improves your overall musculoskeletal health by increasing the amount of weight your lower back can comfortably move, making it easier to exercise and perform everyday movements.

  • Easier Pregnancy and Childbirth 

If you’re considering having a child, strong core muscles can greatly improve your labor experience. The transverse abdominis, in particular, plays an essential part in pregnancy and childbirth by supporting your baby and easing its entry into the world. A weak core during pregnancy can cause what is called a “pendulous belly.” A pendulous belly causes your pregnant stomach to sag downward, causing discomfort for your baby. If you are considering getting pregnant or are currently pregnant, a proper prenatal fitness program can teach you how to safely train your core in order to experience an easier, healthier pregnancy and labor. 

Many women also like to incorporate core training into their postpartum workouts, as childbirth can cause abdominal pressure, pain, or weakness, even long after you have given birth. In addition, the sedentary lifestyle of nursing and caring for a newborn weakens your overall musculoskeletal health, preventing you from recovering the physical strength you need to help your baby thrive. If you’re trying to return to your post-baby body and improve your overall health, our Tension Fit Trainer resistance band can help.

  • Improved Physique 

Let’s be honest — many of us turn to fitness as a way to lose weight, sculpt our muscles, and achieve an overall slimmer, more chiseled appearance. While improving your physical health should always be your number one priority when it comes to creating a workout routine, it would be a lie to say that some element of vanity is not involved. A defined core can help make your abs more attractive, whether you simply want more definition or you’re after a full-on six-pack. There’s no shame in admitting that you want to look and feel better, from the inside out. 

How the Tension Fit Trainer and TFT Fit Lab Can Help

Thanks to our revolutionary Tension Fit Trainer resistance band, you can improve your core strength, anytime anywhere. The Tension Fit Trainer was constructed to follow the movements of each muscle in your body, eliminating the possibility of wasting energy while elevating the overall effectiveness of your workout. The tension from the Tension Fit Trainer naturally enacts the abdominal muscles, even if you are working on your bicep, triceps, legs, etc., so no matter how you use our resistance band, your core will feel the benefit. 

If you live in the Columbus, Ohio area, a visit to our TFT Fit Lab is the perfect way to get started on your journey towards a healthier, more defined core. Our trained fitness professionals will teach you how to achieve maximum effectiveness from your Tension Fit Trainer device through our group or one-on-one classes. There’s no need to commit to a gym membership — you can simply stop by the TFT Fit Lab in Columbus whenever you’re looking for a quick, effective workout. Sign up for our introductory All-Access Pass to get full access to the TFT Fit Lab for 14 days, at only $1 a day. 

Now is the time to make a commitment to improving your health, increasing your self-confidence, and getting the body you’ve always wanted. Now is the time to order your Tension Fit Trainer from our Columbus fitness center. Get in touch with us today to learn more, and start your journey towards peak performance.

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