Core exercises are often neglected, however, they are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program.
Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen. This leads to better balance and stability.
Any exercise that involves the use of your abdominal and back muscles counts as a core exercise.
A bridge is a classic core exercise. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Keep your back in a neutral position, not arched and not pressed into the floor. Avoid tilting your hips. Tighten your abdominal muscles. Raise your hips off the floor until your hips are aligned with your knees and shoulders. Hold the position for as long as you can without breaking your form.
Want more-defined abdominal muscles? Core exercises are important. Although it takes aerobic activity to burn abdominal fat, core exercises can strengthen and tone the underlying muscles.
Strong core muscles make it easier to do everything. Weak core muscles leave you susceptible to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries.
Aerobic exercise and muscular fitness are the primary elements of most fitness programs. But to have a well-rounded fitness program, consider including core exercises in the mix as well.
Try this ABS BLAST workout and repeat daily to strengthen your core!
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