A stable core is a necessity for a strong body. It supports your entire body and improves balance and posture. It also prevents injuries and keeps your back strong.
Your core is an easy term for basically all the muscles in your body except your arms and legs so it includes everything from your abdominal muscles to your glutes as well as your pelvic floor and your scapula.
Here are three moves which will ensure your core is stable and rock solid:
The dead bug is becoming more and more common in core work because it helps to fix your posture as well as working out your abs. Dead bugs help to get your core in shape and they’re usually considered a baseline movement, so absolutely anybody can give them a go. Follow these steps to perform the perfect dead bug:
If you want make things a little harder when doing dead bugs, consider adding ankle weights.
The classic abs and core move; this is one of the best abs exercises there is. You can do it with an Ab Wheel or with a Stability Ball. This move will work out all the muscles in your abdomen and the key to getting it right is ensuring your back stays strong and your core is held in tight. Follow these steps:
Who knew you could make your plank even more effective? The Spiderman plank works out your entire core, front and back, and it also helps to build a strong and solid lower back. Practice your Spiderman plank like this:
Love the look of the deadbug but it feels like it might be straining my back. Can it be modified at all?
Personally all I need to do is the plank and my usual weights and that sorts my core out. But I will try adding in some spiderman moves out of interest as the plank can get boring on its own.