6-Pack Absby Carole Phillips on 07/04/10
Now that it's bathing suit season, everyone wants to get that flat belly. Although how your body looks is important, there are other important reasons to work on those abs. The core, abdominals and lower back muscles, make up the primary stabilizer muscles in the body. These muscles maintain the stability and alignment of the body (posture) while other muscles perform the exercise or movement. Stabilizers are prone to weakness and laxity over time if they are not strengthened with regular exercise. If stabilizers are weak, the body develops compensatory patterns that increase the risk of injury and premature aging. So...let's get going on those crunches.