10 Core Exercises Top Trainers Swear By

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Whenever the term “core” is mentioned, most people’s minds immediately go to the abdominal cavity (abb). However, the term “core” refers to more than just the abdominals; it also encompasses the glutes (butt), lower back muscles, and hips.

Strengthening the core can improve your posture, ease lower back pain, increase your stamina and speed, and even help you avoid injuries.

The following exercises are unparalleled in their ability to strengthen your core and deliver spectacular results in a short amount of time.

The first part of the process consists of three simple exercises that will take no more than five minutes of your time. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can do this routine twice.

Side Planks with Reach Through

Place your right hand firmly on the ground while lying on your right side. Prop yourself up into a side plank by engaging your core. Stack your left foot over your right, forming a straight line with your body.

Extend your left arm towards the ceiling, then bring it in front of you and under your right hip.

Raise your left arm above your head.

Do 10 reps per side.


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