- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Have Firm Abs
Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you're hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, the necessary motions either originate in your core, or move through it.
No matter where motion starts, it ripples upward and downward to adjoining links of the chain. Thus, weak or inflexible core muscles can impair how well your arms and legs function. And that saps power from many of the moves you make. Properly building up your core cranks up the power. A strong core also enhances balance and stability. Thus, it can help prevent falls and injuries during sports or other activities. In fact, a strong, flexible core underpins almost everything you do
To effectively strengthen the core, you’ll need to do exercises that cause your body to become unstable rather than moves that don’t require stabilization.
Once you do start improving core stability, the benefits translate into both sports performance and daily life. A core training advocate and personal trainer, Jon Hinds advises to eliminate all exercises that don’t cause you to stabilize from training protocols.