6 Exercises For A Killer Core
Photo By Muscle & FitnessNot only it is the simplest but also one of the best exercises to strengthen your core. It involves squeezing your glutes and abs to contest the gravitational pull. Get in the position by keeping your body in a straight line with your elbows touching the ground directly below your shoulders. Stay in this position for 30 to 60 seconds.
Photo By Muscle & FitnessThis position is similar to plank but it makes your body flex and twist. Get in the plank position while placing your forearms on a physioball. Rotate your elbows clockwise on the physioball and continue this for at least 30 seconds. Repeat the same thing again for the same amount of time but in the counterclockwise direction.
Photo By Pop SugarThis exercise also involves a lot of twisting which helps the core stabilize itself against bending. Get in the Push-up position and then extend your right arm. Place the arm back to the original position and then extend the left arm. Repeat this at least eight times.
Photo By Guia FitnessThis exercise really helps increase the strength of the core. Hold an upside down kettlebell in front of your face. Rotate the kettlebell slowly in one direction until it is right in front of your face. Do the same thing again but this time in the opposite direction. Repeat this five times. To increase intensity try this movement while taking a knee.
Stability Ball Jackknife
Photo By LivestrongThis work out can be particularly difficult for beginners so it is important that you perform the exercises mentioned previously before you try this one. Get in the Push-Up placement and keep your feet in TRX straps, make sure your back is flat. Fold your knees towards your chest then extend to get back to the original position. Repeat this exercise eight times.
Ab Wheel Rollout
Photo By SkimbleThis workout strengthens the link between the upper body and the core. Grasp an ab wheel while standing on your knees. Shift forward along with the wheel until your body is close to the ground. Make sure your back is flat and your lower body is stationary. Once you’ve reached the full range, roll back to the original position. Repeat this workout eight times.