Building a strong core isn’t just about having a six pack. In fact your abs only play a small part in your core, so doing 100 sit ups everyday isn’t going to work. The best exercises are the ones that work all of your torso muscles together, creating a strong balanced core.
A weak and unbalanced core can cause lower back pain, poor posture and can reduce your athletic performance. Having a strong trunk and torso allows the transfer of power to the arms and legs, making sure when you work out you can deliver maximum output, and reduce your risk of injury.
The biggest benefit of core training is to develop functional fitness—the type of fitness that is essential to daily living and regular activities.
Some great exercises to help build a strong core are:
Exercise 1 – Commando x 12
Exercise 2 – 4 point arm and leg extension x 16
Exercise 3 – Flutter kicks x 24
Exercise 4 – V sit and hold x 45 secs
Exercise 5 – Dead bug x 24
Exercise 6 – Forearm plank x 1 min
Repeat 3 times