06 Feb Workout: Core
A strong core is not only important for sports but for daily activities as well: lifting children, going up and down the stairs, carrying luggage, moving heavy objects, etc. A strong core will help prevent injuries, improve posture and overall strength. Here is one of my favorite routines to strengthen the core muscles and it can be done at home, in the gym or at the office! Enjoy!
Consult a physician before starting this or any exercise program.
Beginners: 1 set of each exercise
Everyone else: 2-3 sets of each in a circuit
Core Front plank: Support your body on your elbows and forearms. Keep your body straight like a plank: abs, hamstrings and butt tight. Shoulders relaxed. Breathe. Hold 60 seconds, tightening your entire body.
Core Right and Left Side plank: Similar to the front plank but on your side: support your body on your right elbow and forearm, shoulders relaxed, hips off the floor. Keep your body straight like a plank: abs, hamstrings and butt tight. Hold 60 seconds, tightening your entire body. Repeat left side, 60 sec.