So I read all about the bodies core and I found a lot of interesting information that I did not know and thought I would share. For starters the core is important for everyday use and strengthening it will increase your other main lifts. I also found out that situps and crunches are not considered useful to many trainers because they have negative affects on the spine and do not use the core muscles in a way that they are designed to be used.
Does anybody else want to weigh in on this, because this is new to me but really makes a lot of sense.
Here are the links to sites I read with explanations and some solid workouts.
7 Best Ab Exercises With Kettlebells | Meglio Fitness
T NATION | 21st Century Core Training
Understanding Your Abs, Part II | Robertson Training Systems