I was asked a great question:
“Is core exercising considered Healing or Strength Style of Fitness?”
For purposes of the Health and Fitness journey it would fall under the Strength Style of Fitness. Although, unlike other muscle areas of the body, that need 1-2 days rest for healing before resistance training again, the core can be trained for strength daily.
The core area heals quickly and is the main heat center of the body for energy – through breathing – so that makes core exercising fall under both styles of fitness Healing and Strength at the same time because of the oxygen the exercises pump through the body. The more oxygen to the core the more healing and strengthening.
I still categorize core training under the Strength Style of Fitness because the methods are challenging due to the resistance of the exercises. Resistance encourages the break down of muscles.
The Healing Style of Fitness leans more toward moving gently to where the body is naturally capable – encouraging the binding (building) up of muscle tissue.
Technically when you are strength training you are not building strength at all, you are breaking muscles down. It is how you replenish to heal your body during the hours you are not strength training that actually builds muscle strength.