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Video: Get more core (Part 5): Exercises to strengthen your core

Core exercises, when worked into your fitness routine, can help improve your core strength and stability.

Core muscles connect your upper and lower body. Strengthening your core will help:

  • Improve movement and coordination of your arms, legs and spine.
  • Reduce your risk for injuries.
  • Improve your balance, posture and sports performance.

In our fifth and last video of the series, a Marshfield Clinic physical therapist will show you five core strengthening moves that focus on your arms, trunk, butt and legs. You can do these exercises at home or at work to tone and strengthen your core muscles.


Get more core every day. Perform each exercise for 10-20 repetitions.

If you want to incorporate these core exercises into your fitness program or sports training, consider working with a trained instructor and begin slowly.

Watch the Get More Core series.

8 responses to “Video: Get more core (Part 5): Exercises to strengthen your core”

  1. Jacquelyn Lancaster

    These exercises are good BUT what about some for people with knee replacements? I can't get on my knees or jump or run so other suggestions are needed.

    1. Jake Miller

      Hi, Jacquelyn,

      Thanks for the note. You bring up a good point and certainly many folks have various health conditions that need specific types of exercises. I've reached out to our physical therapy team to find out more about exercises for people who have had knees replaced. We'll also add this to our list of ideas for future stories on the blog. I'll share what I get from the physical therapist here, too.

      Take care and thanks for reading,


  2. Melanie Clark

    I printed my weight bearing exercise list to make them easier to remember. Can you make a list of these exercises with pictures also?

    1. Jake Miller

      Hi, Melanie,

      So sorry about that! The download button should now be working. It will open a new tab with the graphic, which includes the pictures and descriptions in a printer-friendly format. Please let us know if you're still not seeing the pictures.


      – Jake

  3. Jean J

    I appreciate the series on core strengthening and have tried to incorporate some into my daily routine; but these exercises are specific to those with healthy lower backs. I am searching for core strengthening exercises for those with lower back pain due to moderate to severe facet arthritis. Thanks for posting these as I can perform a few of them.

    1. Jake Miller

      Thanks for the note, Jean. I'm going to add your idea for exercises for those with lower back pain to our list of story ideas to pursue in the near future. Best of luck,


  4. Linda K. Olson-Hellerud

    Thanks…I think this is a great idea. The ideas so far are great!

    1. Jake Miller

      Thanks, Linda,
      Glad you like it. If there's anything you want us to cover, let us know!

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