Make core muscle activation prominent in your workouts. Strengthening these muscles can help reduce your chance for injuries and contribute to better balance, coordination and posture.
Core muscles extend from the base of your head to your pelvis. Learn how to activate your core muscles.
Focus on your abs, back and legs
In our fourth video, a Marshfield Clinic physical therapist will show you six basic moves to strengthen trunk core muscles, focusing on your abs, back and legs. You can do these exercises at home or at work to tone and strengthen these important muscles.[button-208 url=”https://shine365.marshfieldclinic.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Core-4-Download.pdf” target=”blank” position=”center”]DOWNLOAD GET MORE CORE 4 EXERCISES[/button-208]
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.
Check out our Get More Core video series on Shine365. You can also view the playlist on Youtube
These core exercises look fine when performed by a nubile 40 year-old. I'm 81. If I got down on the floor to do these I'd have to call in a construction worker to get me back on my feet. What exercise do you have for over-eighty, overweight that will help "the core"? Donna