Almost every movement we do requires assistance from our “core.” Sitting down, standing up, getting out of bed, push-ups, squats, picking stuff off the floor. Every one of these movements requires using your core muscles. 

Why is core strength important? We need it for everything we do. The stronger my core is, the better my body operates. It’s that simple.

If you want firm six pack abs, you’ve got to not only strengthen your core but honor a diet that produces a caloric deficit. My question is “Do you want six pack abs?” Do you REALLY want six pack abs? 

Eat less less calories than your body burns. Workout more. That’s the equation. Do it 4-5 times a week. Month, after month, after month, after month. Continue this pattern and you will see your abdominal muscles appear. 

The hard part is working out, eating healthy when you don’t feel like it. It’s easy to stay motivated for one, two, or even three weeks. But eventually something is going to happen. We’re going to have a bad day. Something unexpected is going to pop up. Life is going to happen and that motivation is going to disappear faster than toilet paper on a grocery store shelf in March 2020. 

Motivation is fleeting. It’s cheap. Easy to acquire. Quickly consumed. 

Drive however stands the test of time. Drive is rooted in our core values and principles. Goals that are deep to who we are and where we want to go. 

Drive can withstand the toughest encounters in life. Breakups, job loss, and injuries. Drive remains when we’re sleep deprived, emotionally beaten.

You want to know how to strengthen your core? Do things that make you uncomfortable. Exercise in a way that makes your muscles work harder than they are used to.

Don’t know where to start? Aim to hold a 90 seconds plank. Can’t hold it that long? Shoot for 30 secs. Work your way up from there. Get better every week! 

Make goals. Write them down. Look at them every morning. Believe that what your doing matters and your core WILL strengthen.