This June, we're going to get serious about strengthening our core!
Having a strong core is actually the foundation of our overall strength. It allows us to stand up straight, balance our bodies, move well and even breath correctly.
We're not going to get into nerdy anatomy details here but it's important to know that your core is more than just your abs—it also includes your pelvic floor, diaphragm and multifidus (a thin muscle running along your spine), as well as your obliques.
Our goal with this challenge is improve your core strength so that you can move better, improve your posture, and have better functionality overall.
Also, this is not one of the 30-day challenges that promises you get flat belly in no time.
You may have very strong core but no visible abs, and as long as your focus is on strength, you shouldn't worry about it.
Our goal is you make you stronger and healthier.
What you need to know...
What you need to participate...
You will need some equipment to do this challenge, although you can always get creative and use whatever's around you.
Most gyms should have everything you need, and most outdoor fitness parks have the bars that we're going to use in weeks three and four.
In case you're thinking about getting some of your own, we've linked to some of our favorite products.