The abdominals are mainly anterior muscles. Sits up and crunches are just examples of some exercises that address that area. Core training involves movments that engage the musculature from the hips to the shoulders and require the complete cooperation of neuromuscular system. This will allow the actions to proceed smoothly.
Everyday actions as well as athletic activities require neuromuscular integration from the hips to the shoulders. From reaching up over your head and behind you to get something from the shelf to dragging something heavy on the ground and moving it to your opposite side, these are actions that involve the entire core. Any exercise or movement that would simulate and enhance these actions would be core training.
Harold E. Rose, Jr.
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