Beginner Core Workout 1

The core consists of all the muscles around your midsection with the primary muscles being the rectus abdominus (abs), obliques and erector spinae (low back). These muscles play a vital role in spine stabilization, balance and coordination—all of which are important in day-to-day activities. A strong core can also reduce lower back pain, improve sports […]

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V Ups

V Ups is an advanced level core exercise. 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 so that your body is in a “V” position. At the top of the exercise your butt […]

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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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