Core stability is the number one cause of lower back pain and injury. Here are four steps to properly engaging your core! Use these when you are exercising in the gym, lifting something heavy, or even getting out of your car! Step 1. Engage your pelvic floor muscles by drawing them up and together-These are the same muscles that you use to stop your flow of urine. Step 2. Draw your belly button into your spine. Step 3. Cinch your ribs down and together. Step 4. Brace your abdominals-As if you were going to take a punch in the gut. This is all easier said than done! Practice before you start adding load or movement! Questions? Leave on the comments!!