Why is the core so important?
The main function of various abdominal muscles is to support the back.
Notice how our backs can bend significantly — for the price of mobility, we lose stability. And thats why so many overweight people have messed up discs in their backs.
Focus on the core, it makes weight loss easier
As you strengthen the core, you’ll feel stronger and more able to do other exercises. You won’t fatigue as quickly during cardio, weights, and everyday activities.
And even if you can’t visibly see your six pack abs, at the very least you will have a noticeable improvement in quality of life.
Abdominal Plank: Beginner
*Rest elbows on soft padding or mat
*Hold for 30-60 seconds
*Squeeze abs as hard as possible the entire time
*Keep your back flat
***ALL Trainees should work up to 60 seconds
Reverse Crunch: Moderate
*Squeeze your abs towards your head
*This is an ab exercise, not a hip exercise…contract your abs!
*Hold at the top for a 2 second count, then slowly lower body
Turkish Get Up: Advanced