Over time, this leads to low back pain, as the spine starts to compensate for your stabilizer muscles in holding you up.Weak stabilizer muscles also leads to poor posture, which puts you at risk for developing serious spinal and/or disk injuries.
These muscles help stabilize the spine and skeletal structure while standing or doing any kind of activity.
However, crunches performed on a stability ball have just the opposite effect.
When you crunch on a stability ball, your spine doesn’t go into flexion, and you’re engaging smaller core muscles that you don’t get with the traditional crunch.
If you’re a living, breathing, walking human being, you need to train your core.
A weak core will dramatically increase your chances of hip, back, knee, neck and shoulder problems. Manohar Panjabi (coauthor of Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine), consists of three specific parts: – Passive tissues of the spinal column – Active control via spinal muscles – Neuromuscular control / coordination The core is made up of several muscles, as well as several layers of muscles.