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"If you want to move well, become strong, and retain a balanced physique, you need to train the core. As such, people toss around the term "core training" for all types of workouts. But what does it truly involve? In this chapter, we'll answer that question and more, illuminating the benefits of training this critical section of the body. Even the scientific community has trouble answering this question. Everyone agrees that your core includes the midsection, somewhere around your abdominals, hips, and lower back. But many disagree on the exact muscles that qualify. For example, the core has been described as a cylinder between the diaphragm and pelvic floor, including those muscles, the abdominals (abs), the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus (glutes), and erector spinae (paraspinals). Other experts want to include the latissimus dorsi (lats), rhomboids, pectorals (pecs), and other muscles that connect the shoulders to the spine. Some even argue that your core continues all the way to the knees"--

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