This is where it all begins, at the CORE, the trunk of your body performing basic exercises if you lack the strength to do the advanced. At P2 Personal Training we will help you prepare yourself for more intense moves by first building up a strong core.
Core exercises are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program. Aside from occasional sit-ups and push-ups, however, core exercises are often neglected. Still, it pays to get your core muscles-the muscles around your trunk and pelvis-in better shape.
Core exercises improve your balance and stability
Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.
Want more-defined abdominal muscles? Core exercises are important. Although it takes aerobic activity to burn abdominal fat, core exercises can strengthen and tone the underlying muscles.
Strong core muscles make it easier to do everything from swinging a golf club to getting a glass from the top shelf or bending down to tie your shoes. Weak core muscles leave you susceptible to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries.
To have a truly well-rounded fitness program, you should always include core workouts in the mix.
If you want a simple, effect core workout, this routine doesn't take much time or equipment but covers all the basic core muscles.
- Plank exercise
- Side plank
- Basic push-ups
- Back bridge
- Push ups
- Hip lift
- Oblique twist
- Plank on a balance ball
- Lunge with twist
We here at P2 Personal Training will help you learn all of these plus many more core workouts. We will teach you proper form and have an understanding of what and why these workouts will work for you.