Your core muscles help stabilize your body during every single activity. In order to prevent injury it is important to make sure that you have a strong core.Â Also, having a tight strong core will help you get those flat abs you have always wanted, faster.
These are my three favorite core exercises I do during my workouts to make sure I donâ€™t injure myself again and that my core is strong to help me become stronger.
1)Â Â Â Bird Dog â€“ Lift your right arm straight out, while you lift your opposite arm out – hold for a count of three. Continue this alternating arms and legs for a total of 16-20 reps, for 3 sets. [singlepic=10,200,200,,center]
2)Â Â Â Plank â€“ Rest your elbows on the floor and raise yourself onto your toes – hold.Â Hold for 30 seconds then rest 15 seconds and repeat. To make it more difficult extend the period of time you hold the plank. If you have back pain or are just beginning to work out try resting the hold on your knees instead of your toes. [singlepic=8,200,200,,center]
3)Â Â Â Bridges â€“ work your core and glutes, which work together to make your core stronger.Â Lie on your back, bend your knees about shoulder width apart. Lift your glute to the ceiling and hold for 3, then lower your glute back to the ground. While you are holding in the up position, make sure to squeeze your glute muscles and tighten your core. [singlepic=9,200,200,,center]
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