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Targeting the core

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© June, 2014

by Tim Tobin - Assistant Coach - Tusculum College
Stella Tobin - Certified Training Consultant

To improve athletic performance, one of the most important muscles to train is the core. Most people think that a strong core is just having a defined looking six pack, but, although pretty, abs and obliques are only the outer core and move the torso by bending forward, sideways and twisting.

The real foundation of the body, where strength emulates to all other parts, is the inner core consisting of a �corset� like muscle that wraps around the abdominals and lower back area called  the transversus abdominus. The transversus draws muscles inwards. This compression and stabilization action assists players in the weight room by increasing the weight they are able to lift while protecting ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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