Core muscles (abs and back muscles) link your upper body and lower body. Your core muscles help keep your body stable and balanced and protect your spine. As we say at Tigers World “Strong Core! Strong Body!” Your Abs and back work together to support your spine when we sit, stand, bend over, pick things up, and exercise just to name a few. Having a solid core creates a foundation for all activities. Proper core strengthening exercises help to support the function of all the core muscles. Incorporate exercises to train your core muscle group, rather than standard crunches. Some effective ab training methods include stability ball designed to improve balance while targeting specific muscle groups. You can use exercise balls in a variety of ways to challenge balance, stability and torso strength.