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Video: Get more core (Part 2): Muscle strengthening workout

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.


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.


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