Exerciser

Position: Lie down with your arms crossed over your chest, the backs of your lower legs resting over your partner's back, and your upper leg placed at right angles to the floor. Action: Curl your neck off the ground, and curl your upper body up toward your knees. (Progressively lift your shoulders, upper back, and finally, lower back off the ground.) Hold this position briefly while forcefully tensing your abdominal muscles. Return slowly to the starting position and repeat. Do 20 to 50 repetitions to muscle failure.

Fire Up Your Core

Fire Up Your Core

If you weaken the center of any freestanding structure it becomes unstable. Eventually, everyday wear-and-tear takes its toll, causing the structure to buckle under pressure. This is exactly what happens when the core muscles are weak – it compromises your body’s ability to support the frame properly. In recent years, there has been a lot of buzz about the importance of a strong core – and there is a valid reason for this. The core is where all of the powerful movements in the body originate – so it can essentially be thought of as your “center of power.”

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