The Advantages of Having a Strong Core

In the world of fitness, the term ‘core’ refers to the muscles in your midsection. This includes all of your abdominal muscles, your pelvic floor muscles, and the muscles in your middle and lower back. These muscles provide a link between your upper body and your lower body. Practically every time you move, you engage… Read More

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What is Motor Control Stability?

Abdominal and trunk aesthetics (aka washboard abs) is a common discussion topic between exercise professionals and their clients. Media (e.g. social, magazines and TV) can exacerbate and perpetuate this infatuation with a well-defined, and highly visible ‘6 pack’. Just like clients have different goals regarding their 6-pack, exercise professionals have different exercises that they consider… Read More

British Army Fitness Assessment: Comparing Sit-ups & Curl-ups on Muscle Activity

Research Paper Title Abdominal and hip flexor muscle activity during 2 minutes of sit-ups and curl-ups. Background Previous studies have compared muscle activity between different types of sit-ups and curl-ups. However, few have examined the exercises used by the armed forces or investigated the influence of exercise duration on muscle activation. Therefore, the aim of… Read More