NOT ONLY DO FIRM, STRONG ABS look attractive, they are important for overall strength. They are the center of your body, and they are part of every movement. They assist in the regular breathing movement and support the muscles of the spine while lifting and keeping the abdominal organs in place. They are the core of your strength and power.
Strong abdominal muscles can alleviate back pain and increase your general fitness. Toned abs play an important role in stabilizing the spine and pelvis. Contracting the ab muscles increase pressure within the abdomen, which then pushes against the back and help the back stabilize itself. This is helpful in all sorts of everyday activities, from lifting objects to playing sports. (more…)