The website www.designedtomove.org has left a powerful message to what the future may hold for today's youth. My views from watching their video is that the future of today's youth will be losing 5 years off their life due to sedentary lifestyle habits, negative effects of technology, lack of nutritional education, and the lack of youthful play in the outdoors.
It is a sad and a possible reality because there are so many parents who are not personally motivated to be healthy and active, which will negatively effect their children's upbringing. Spread the message out to everyone you know because most people you know today will become or are soon to be parents.
Do you think that ripped abs signify a strong core? It doesn't. Many people with defined abs (not all but many that I personally know) have defined abs but can barely hold the plank for more than 30 seconds, balance on one leg, or do push ups without arching their back.
However, other people can demonstrate strong core strength but may not have defined abs.
In my personal and professional opinion, I believe it is important to build your core strength primarily, and only then after, work on the definition of your abs. It's beneficial towards long term function training, everyday lifestyle challenges, sporting activities, and self confidence.
If you had to choose, what do you think is most important? Having defined abs or a strong core?