Spending time specifically working around your midline — what some people call their core or abs (which are only one part of it) — is important not just for better fitness and strength but also your everyday life outside of the gym. These muscles are responsible for a number of daily functions, including sitting up with good posture and carrying the groceries in.

While it’s true that your midline-related muscles get a good workout even when you’re not trying, it’s absolutely in your best interest to give them a little extra TLC. Try this accessory work from Ben Bergeron.

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