Strong, stable core muscles help you better coordinate movement to your arms, legs and spine. This means less chance for injuries, better balance and coordination, improved performance in your sport and better posture.
Learn to activate your core muscles:
- Lie on your back with your knees bent.
- Imagine a grape placed below your naval.
- Bear down and try to squish the grape.
You should feel your back and abdominal core muscles contract.
In our second core exercise video, a Marshfield Clinic physical therapist will show you six basic core muscle exercises you can do at home or work to tone and strengthen these important muscles.[button-208 url=”https://shine365.marshfieldclinic.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Core-2-Download.pdf” target=”blank” position=”center”]DOWNLOAD GET MORE CORE 2 EXERCISES[/button-208]
Get more core every day. Perform each exercise for 10-20 repetitions.
Check out our Get More Core video series on Shine365. You can also view the playlist on Youtube
If you want to incorporate these core exercises into your fitness program or sports training, consider working with a trained instructor and begin slowly.
How does one download these onto computer so can watch and do them at home, I have fibro and many other spinal issues as well as metal plates, screws in neck and have problems with lower back too, spasms, cramps in legs, arms ,neck, face, shoulder blades. Also would like to know how to strengthen buttocks and chest for breast area?