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Workout (without working out!)
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Workout (without working out!)

Thought I'd capture some simple thoughts about the importance of core work, and then share my favorite core workout dreamed up by my evil, whip brandishing trainer...er... I mean... my wife.


Sit-ups suck!
Yes... most core work sucks when your core is out of shape. I too used to hate doing this, but it's helped my swimming, biking and running immeasurably. So suck it up and make this a part of your routine (I'd recommend twice a week). Welcome to the world of a strong core and ripped abs.


Why is core work important?
Strengthening your core will allow your body to efficiently transfer force from the lower to the upper body and back again, thus ensuring that any force you exert to move your body forward isn't wasted in moving your body sideways, etc. A strong core will allow you to keep optimal body alignment for whatever you’re doing (swim, bike or run), and this in turn will reduce your fatigue in the long run (good form usually takes less energy than bad form).

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