Why do I need to have strong abdominals?


Besides looking good, strong abdominals or strong core helps you to maintain optimal alignment of your body, reducing body aches and pains, and ensure you can go about your daily activities with ease.


If your core is weak, nothing else can be strong.

Justin Maguire


Here are several important reasons why your strong abdominals matters:


1. Improved Posture and Spinal Support


Strong abdominal muscles, particularly the deep transverse abdominis, provide stability and support to your spine. This helps maintain proper posture and alignment, reducing strain on the back muscles and preventing chronic back pain. Strong transverse abdominis are particularly important for those with slipped disc, degenerative disc disease or scoliosis.


2. Increased Stability and Balance


Your core muscles act as a stabilizing force for your entire body, allowing you to perform movements efficiently and with better control. Strong abs contribute to overall stability, balance, and coordination, reducing the risk of falls or injuries during daily activities or sports.


3. Enhanced Athletic Performance


For athletes, powerful abdominal muscles provide a solid foundation for generating power, transferring energy effectively, and maintaining proper body mechanics during dynamic movements like running, jumping, throwing, or weightlifting. A strong core maximizes athletic potential and reduces injury risk.


4. Easier Daily Functional Movements


Strong abs make everyday tasks like bending, lifting, pushing, or carrying objects easier by providing the necessary support and stability. This reduces strain on other muscles and joints, making daily activities more efficient and less physically taxing.


5. Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation


Weak abs can lead to imbalances and excessive stress on the spine and surrounding structures. A strong core acts as a protective shield, stabilizing the spine and preventing injuries. It also plays a vital role in rehabilitation after injuries like lower back pain or even preventing issues such as knee pain.


Strengthen your abs with 5 Mat Pilates moves!


Get strong abdominals with these 5 quick and effective mat Pilates exercises – simply join us as you watch the video. Complete full video once daily and feel your abdominals get stronger by week 2!


This abs workout can be done anytime, anywhere on a Pilates/Yoga Mat or a firm surface.



For faster results, Pilates Fitness provides specialised high intensity Reformer Pilates classes such as Weight Loss Pilates,  Cardio Jumpboard & AbsBurn classes.


Click here  for our class schedule and sign up online today! See you in our next Reformer class soon!


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