When you start to take a closer look at the sport, you suddenly hear or read a lot about trunk training. The trunk is the trump card, in Pilates the powerhouse, core stability, etc...
Above all, the deep-lying autochthonous back muscles, as well as the lateral and deep abdominal muscles, with their various muscle groups, contribute significantly to the functional stabilization and straightening of the body.
The term torso is derived from Latin and means "trunk". Just as a tree needs a trunk that prevents the plant from falling even in a storm, a human needs a strong center. The trunk muscles are the power center of your torso. It gives you support - provided it is stable enough.
Each muscle group has different functions and roles in our body. The central position of the trunk muscles provides stabilization and straightening of the spine during dynamic and static movements.
In addition, well-developed trunk muscles provide clean power transmission and stabilization for all basic movements.
As the muscles are located in the center of our body, they are also called "supporting muscles". Due to their central position, the trunk muscles take on an important supporting and protective function of the spine.
No matter what sport(s) you do, you can be sure that you can only benefit from well-trained core muscles. Whether you're jogging, playing tennis, calisthenics, or gymnastics, a stable core makes you more efficient in sports and everyday life.
Torso training helps you to achieve much more than just a nice-looking six-pack!
We hope that we could bring you a little closer to the topic of trunk training and that you realize the importance for your body. If you want to learn more about training on the gymnastic rings, it's best to take a look at our DIE RINGE app: