Riddle No. 1 So astounding is this part— A major muscle, like your heart. And so astonishing its job, Without it you would be a blob: You couldn’t stand or lift or bend— You’d be a pretzel in the end. A couch potato you would be For life, if you don’t set it free With squats and stretches, lunges, presses— Exercise that leaves you breathless. Iliacus is next door, And they both help support your core. So, as I know you’re sure to guess, I’ll give no hints under duress. Just ask me what its name might be, And I’ll reply, “It’s Greek to me!” Post your answers to the riddle in the comments section below. Connie Phillips is a former English teacher and editor living in Massachusetts.