What’s your Core?
When you ask most people this question, they answer abs. Your abs are only a part of your core which also includes hip flexors, hip adductors/abductors, pelvic floor & lumbar spine. These are the very muscles that can help improve posture, stability and balance-yup all the things we require for running and other sports.
Runners are notorious for neglecting their core and often skip over adding in any exercises to work those muscles. Core work doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes a day and can be done without any equipment.
The trainer that I have worked with for years, really stresses the importance of a few basic core moves. We always include these basic moves into our workouts. Oftentimes, I see an exercise in a magazine that I’d like to try which looks challenging. In theory it looks great but when I try to perform it, I lose the intensity and focus of my core in an attempt to perform it. I end up getting no benefit at all. I would probably be better off sticking to the basics and keeping it simple.
I am sharing with you some of “The Basics” from my KISS my Core (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) Workout
This simple workout hits all the basics of the abs, the glutes & the hips. Hope you enjoy!
( I am not a personal trainer and these exercises are provided for entertainment purposes and should not be considered medical advice )