Core Essentials

Foundation Building for a Stronger, Happier You

Your core muscles form the flexible, sturdy connection between your upper and lower body. Weak or inflexible core muscles can impair how well your arms and legs function, and will result in a lack of strength when it comes to moving, lifting, pushing or pulling. A strong core enhances balance and stability, increases strength, and reduces the chance of injury or falls. Nearly every typical daily motion moves through the core, even if you don’t realize it.

In the Home

Getting out of bed, taking a shower, putting on your clothes, and bending down to tie your shoes all involve movements that travel through your core. So does loading the dishwasher, mopping the floor, or taking care of children.

At Work

Physical jobs that involve bending, reaching, lifting and pushing obviously use your core muscles. However even desk jobs involve your core; muscles in your entire body are engaged even while sitting, answering phones, typing, or filing.

At Play

A game of Frisbee can engage your core; so can a romp with the family dog. Playing with the Wii can use all kinds of muscles, and so can simply spending time in the garden, weeding or fertilizing.


Obviously those who are athletically inclined depend on a strong core to help them excel. Running, swimming, cycling, rowing, hiking, tennis, golf, baseball, basketball, football and bowling all require the use of muscle groups that are connected through your core. (insert following image)

Drawbacks of an Underdeveloped Core

Lack of core conditioning can lead to muscle soreness, strains, back pain, and more. It can also slow your response in times of emergency, keep you from doing the things you want to do, and cause you to become tired too easily when you are having fun.

How can core training equipment like the X3S Bench Help?

Dedicated core training equipment can be instrumental in developing a strong core, especially a multi-functional unit like the X3S Bench. The X3S is designed to give a complete, no-impact core workout that also involves your abs and legs. No matter what your current lifestyle is, you can enhance your strength and flexibility, reduce the chance of falls or injuries, and improve your health and fitness level simply by using the X3S Bench to work on your core.