Who doesn’t want a stronger stomach? Being able to sit up with ease should be something that we can all easily do. However, modern lifestyles involving too much of the wrong kind of food and not enough exercise means that it is difficult for many of us. Having a stronger core not only has an aesthetic appeal but more importantly, active core muscles protect our spine from any injury that may occur when we put any kind of stress through our body.
Our “core”” muscles are those deep within our pelvis and also include, our glutes (butt cheeks), shoulders and upper back. These need to all work in order for us to have good posture and to keep away the niggles and pains that accompanies poor posture.
The good news is that you can take steps towards strengthening your core without needing hours and hours in the week. Small, short, frequent focused work will activate all the muscles you need to move well and feel confident in your body.
The most important thing with these exercises is that you have good form and that you feel it in your stomach. If you feel it in your back or neck then film yourself or look in the mirror when doing it and see if you are doing it any differently to how I am in the video 🙂 If you can’t see any difference in body shape or technique then it could be that this exercise isn’t right for you right now and that is ok! Pick an alternative exercise and just swap it in. Keeping things moving is the aim!
If you enjoyed this short workout and would like to do more of this kind of thing then please check out our MORECORE four week strength and conditioning program. It comprises 16 workouts involving:
🔥 5 minute easy warm up
🔥 20 minute concentrated CORE strengthening
🔥 5 minute cool down
If you are struggling to workout regularly or have been unhappy with your fitness for a long time then we can help you! There is so much joy and benefit to be found from establishing an exercise routine that suits your body and your lifestyle 🙂 And guess what? Because it is totally compatible on both these levels then you can maintain and sustain it throughout the year.
Many of our clients train with us once a week (you can partner up with friend or family member too) and then we set them work that they can do independently the rest of the week. Doing the right exercise consistently is what gets the results! Book yourself a consultation today 💪
Have a great workout!