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Badminton Fitness Training Part 5: Core Strength Training -- Not just about your abs

WE BRING you the 5th part of the Badminton Training articles. This one will focus on -- Core Strength Training – Not Just About Your Abs. You can also READ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4

The author of this series is Jillian Anderson -- She lives in Australia but was originally from California, where she was a sports coach and fitness instructor for more than 10 years. Her clientele includes many high performing athletes in a variety of competitive sports. She writes regularly for sports and fitness related blogs including Sports Fitness Advisor, The Huffington Post and The Guardian.’

Core strength training may be a relatively new, buzz term in the fitness industry but coaches and athletes have understood its value for many years. The core region consists of far more than just the abdominal muscles. In fact core strength training aims to target all the muscles groups that stabilize the spine and pelvis.

It’s these muscle groups that are critical for the transfer of energy from large to small body parts during many sporting activities.