What are the best Core Exercises?

What are the core muscles?

The muscles of the core run the length of the trunk and torso. The following list includes the most commonly identified core muscles as well as the lesser known groups.

What are some of the benefits of good core strength?

  • A Strong Core May Reduces Back Pain
    Abdominals are only a small part of what makes up the core. Weak and unbalanced core muscles that are linked to low back pain. Weak core muscles can lead to a loss of the are lumbar curve and a swayback posture. Stronger, balanced core muscles help maintain posture and reduce strain on the spine.
  • A Strong Core May Improve Athletic Performance
    The trunk and torso stabilize the spine from the pelvis to the neck and shoulder, thus allowing they the transfer of power to the arms and legs. Power moves originate from the center of the body out.
  • A Strong Core May Improve Postural Imbalances
    Training the muscles of the core may help correct postural imbalances that can lead to injuries. One of the major benefit of core training is the development of functional fitness; the level of fitness necessary to carry out daily living and regular activities.

What are some of the exercises that build core strength?

Good core strengthening exercises are those that work the front and back of the torso at the same time. Abdominal bracing is a basic technique used during core exercise training. There are many exercises that will strengthen the entire core. A large number of core strengthening exercises can be done at home, with bodyweight with no equipment while some require the use of equipment and small apparatus.

What are the best core exercises?

Core exercises are most effective when they engage many muscles throughout the torso that cross several joints and work together to coordinate stability, including the following:

 

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