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Core Strength


Updated June 27, 2014

Young adults doing sit-ups in exercise class
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The balanced development of the deep and superficial muscles that stabilize, align, and move the trunk of the body, especially the abdominals and muscles of the back.

Learn more in What to Know About Core Exercises

Also Known As: core stability
Core strength goes beyond the surface muscles and asks us to utilize our deep internal muscles to maintain stability in motion.
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