Thursday, October 13, 2011

Physiology of Runners 2: Core Muscles

What is the point to all of these gut wrenching sit ups?  All that i did sit ups for was to have a washboard stomach so I could get more dates.  But there is much more to doing sit ups than meets the eye.  In fact the gospel of Jesus Christ has some similarities to core exercises.
There are a few important part of a runners core that people dont usually think about.  I often thought of my core as my abs and obliques, however the key features of a runners core includes the pelvis and its various other bones and ligaments,buttock and gluteus maximus,obliques, and abdominal just to name a few.  The way that we are stabilized when walking, running, jumping, basically anything with movement is from our core muscles, bones, and ligaments.  They all work as a team to perform their functions.

Now for the application to the gospel.... any guesses.... Well there are actually many ideas that i was thinking about.  But I have chosen the God Head.
We believe that God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy ghost are 3 distinct individuals that are united in purpose.
Doctrine and Covenants sheds a bit of light on the subject of the God Head....
D+C 130:22
 22 The aFather has a bbody of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of cSpirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not ddwell in us.
As the verse points out God has a body, and so does the son.  But the spirit doesn't have a body, were it not so he couldn't dwell in us and burn doubt out of our hearts.
There is quite a bit of controversy on the subject of the Trinune God and what is really meant in the scriptures.  You will find verses all over the bible as well as the book of Mormon that state that God and the Savior are one.... But careful examination of the scriptures shows that they ( God, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost) are one in PURPOSE.  How confusing would the scriptures be if we took that phrase literally.  When the Savior was baptized did he talk to himself from heaven and said this is my beloved self in whom I am well pleased? No, he was addressed by his father in heaven.
Now just as the God head are one in purpose, so are our core muscles one in purpose, though distinctly separate muscles.