A strong and stable core is the foundation for good health and fitness. Your core needs to be in the best possible condition so you can work your other muscles effectively, improve your posture and feel the benefits of better body shape and weight.
Here are three simple exercises you can use to work out your core and build strength.
Whether the Russian twist is actually from Russia is often argued about in exercise circles but whether it is or not, it will give your core a real work out. Follow these three simple steps:
This exercise is going to really test your balance and stamina. Starting with just 5 or 10 reps is recommended if you’re new to exercise but building up to 20+ will give your core the full workout it needs:
A regular plank will do great things for your core but a side plank will take it to the next level. It engages muscles which are often not worked out in other exercises and is ideal alongside the first two exercises listed here:
Work these routines into your regular workouts and you’ll soon feel the results in your core and an improvement in your general fitness.
I thought the split leg arm reach looked easy - til I tried it!These are all great to do for 10 minutes while you're watching tv.
yes, I've tried that too - splat.... (Blush!). But I will work on my Russian twist.
Try as I might I can't get the side plank perfected, more practice needed.