Your core includes your pelvic muscles, hips, and the muscles that support the spine. The abdominal muscles are like an anchor for the muscles in the mid and lower back. When you have weak abs, your back muscles are forced to work harder to support your middle. Strengthening you Abdominal can improve the endurance of your back muscles, so you experience less fatigue and therefore, are less susceptible to strain or injury. A strong core also enhances balances and stability. This might not be something you think about on the daily, but you use your core muscles for a lot of everyday things:
- Bending over to tie your shoes or pick something up
- Taking a shower and putting clothes on
- Sitting at a desk and using your keyboard
- Riding a bike
- Playing sports like tennis, volleyball, rowing, and swimming
- Various sexual activities
- Housework like mopping, dusting, and gardening
A weak core can also contribute to low back pain. According to Harvard Health, low back pain can be debilitating, sometimes excruciating, and affect 4 out of 5 Americans will deal with in their life at some point. This will not only affect your low back but also your shoulders since weak core muscles can contribute to bad posture (slouching). Not only does good posture project confidence in an individual, but it also reduces wear and tear on your spine and lets you breathe deeply.
Weak core muscles can undermine your efforts to get fit. Sometimes no matter how hard to work out and eat right, you just can’t seem to get rid of those last few pounds. At Marin Medical Aesthetics in San Rafael, we know how hard you have been working. This is why we believe in the power of EMSculpt. EMSculpt features HIFEM – High Intensity, Focused Electro Magnetic energy. It produces magnetic energy that creates “supramaximal” muscle contraction. It uses a series of different patterns of muscle contractions during treatment to stimulate muscle work beyond what you can get through a personal trainer with strength training alone.
A single EMSCULPT treatment is equivalent of doing approximately 20,000 sit-ups or squats. This muscle contraction leads to the building of new muscle mass (increased tone and muscle definition) as well as enhanced fat metabolism through lipolysis, or destruction of fat cells.
If you are interested in taking your core muscles to the next step. Call Marin Medical Aesthetics in San Rafael at (415) 855-4050 to schedule a consultation today.