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Strengthening Your Core


Strengthening Your Core

Your core is your center of balance and strength for almost everything you do. Your core muscles are a group of muscles running down the center of your body. These include your abdominal muscles, back muscles, and your pelvis. These core muscles work together to help you maintain balance, posture and strength. A strong core is good for your overall health, but it’s especially important to work on strengthening this group of muscles if you suffer with any kind of lower back pain. Working on your core can help you to improve your posture, which prevents aches and pains. If you’re sporty, it’s wise to keep your core nice and strong because a strong set of core muscles is vital for athletic performance and helps to prevent injuries. Can I Strengthen My Core? It’s easy to strengthen these important muscles with a few exercises you can try at home. They also have the added benefit of helping to tone your abdominal muscles, back, glutes, and legs. Easy core strengthening moves 1. Yoga and Pilates Yoga and Pilates type exercises are very popular workout routines that are aimed toward building a strong and healthy core. You can find yoga and Pilates videos online, on DVD, or even learn poses from books and magazines. These are easy to do from home and most routines do not even require any sort of equipment. Pilates Moves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QURr_ujngCg Yoga Moves: http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/6-yoga-posesrock-solid-core 2. Planking The Plank is a classic core strengthening move that’s fiendishly hard at first but gets easier with practice.

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