Swimmers

Swimmers are a beginner level lower back strengthening exercise that is very beneficial—especially if you have lower back pain. A majority of lower back issues is due to a lack of strength in the lower back muscles, therefore an exercise like swimmers can help alleviate back pain. Start lying on your stomach with your hands […]

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Side V Ups

The Side V Ups is an advanced level core exercise that is a variation of the V Ups that focuses more attention on one specific side of the abs and obliques. Start on your side with bottom forearm on the ground (elbow under your shoulder) and your top arm behind your head. Propping your upper […]

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Crunches

Crunches is a beginner level core exercise. There are many ways to do crunches wrong and only one way to do it right. Start on your back with your feet on the ground and hands cradling the back of your head, just above the neck. Leading with your chin up, contract your abs and lift […]

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Crossover V Ups

Crossover V Ups is an advanced level core exercise that is a combination of V Ups and Side V Ups. Start on your back with hands extended up over your head. Keeping your arms and legs as straight as possible, lift them up off the ground and towards each other. As you are lifting your […]

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Crossover Crunches

Crossover Crunches is a beginner level core exercise that is a variation of Crunches that focuses more attention on one specific side of the abs. Start on your back with one foot on the ground and your other foot folded up onto the opposite knee. Bring your hand opposite of the folded leg up behind […]

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Planks

Plank is an intermediate core exercise that is also an isometric or static exercise where the muscles involved stay contracted and do not move from their position. Start on your stomach with your elbows under your shoulders and forearms parallel to each other. Lift your stomach off the ground so that only your forearms and […]

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Bicycles

Bicycles is the intermediate core exercise. Start on your back with one foot on the ground and your other foot extended out above the ground.  With both hands behind the back of your head—just above the neck—bring your extended knee in and the opposite elbow towards it. Simultaneously extend your opposite foot out and bring […]

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Back Extensions

Back extensions is an intermediate level core exercise. Start lying on your stomach with your hands on the ground under your chin. Simulaneously lift both arms and both legs 4-8 inches off the ground. Be sure to keep your next relaxed and lift your legs from the hips so that your legs remain straight. Slowly […]

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