To give you a short background on fitdiva Jill and I, we have been friends for many years now. At one point we lived in the same city and use to run, bike and race together. On one of our many runs we were talking it up as usual and venting about all the misinformation out there regarding health, nutrition, exercise, etc.
It’s very hard for seasoned experts in the health and fitness field to see these things and not want to just scream. So, Jill and I created this website for that purpose and to basically set the story straight on exercise and nutrition. Watch out, here is my first vent or scream.
WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE CRAZY ABDOMINAL EXERCISE GADGETS? If I’m flipping the channels on the television, low and behold there is the infomercial on the latest and greatest thingamabob to give you that six pack. I’m here to tell you, you don’t need it. It’s called the floor and your body. That’s all you need. I guarantee you I can give you several exercises that can strengthen your whole core area just as efficiently if not better without spending four payments of $49.99. Matter of fact, one of them just happens to be the exercise of the week and there are many more. The next few weeks I’m going to dedicate the exercise of the week to core strengthening exercises so be sure to check them out. Please don’t waste your money and just stayed tuned to thefitdivas.
Unfortunately most of the abdominal devices out there only target your actual abdominals and the core is made up of much more. The core makes up everything from our shoulders to our groin front and back. This includes our pelvis, abdominals, obliques, and the upper (cervical) middle (thoracic) and lower (lumbar) area of our spine. Our core is the center of everything we do. It gets us out of bed, helps us lift our children and even kick a ball. It offers stability, flexibility and balance in our everyday tasks. So, it’s pretty darn important. Many of the professional and collegiate athletes I work with focus on a strong core. If you’re a pitcher on a baseball team, your throw comes more from your core then from your arm. It is your powerhouse!