7 Practical Reasons to Work On Your Core

The core of your body is essentially the abdomen, obliques, chest and back. Of course this is depending on who you’re talking to. Some experts believe the core is nothing more than the abdomen. In any case, working on your core has a great deal of practical uses whether your a body builder or an arm wrestler. In reality, it doesn’t matter how much muscle you have on your arms if your core cannot sustain you.

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Exercise: Spiderman Plank

For those who want to work on their abs, obliques, quads and glutes, the Spiderman Plank may be one of the better exercises. This is a difficult workout and may be something you want to work towards as a beginner. Personally, I was only able to sustain five reps with each set. This is because I am incredibly out of shape. Still, I plan on breaking these records as I work for greater fitness.

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7 Great Beginner Exercises for the Lower Back

A lot of people have back problems in the United States. It’s best to seek medical guidance before you do any back exercises as it could make problems worse for you. Otherwise, I am putting together seven great exercises for those who are looking to get a bit more strength and endurance from one of the most utilized groups of muscles in the body. Many of these are quite simple and can be done virtually anywhere.

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Exercise: Glute Bridge March

After the amount of activity I had yesterday, I realized that I need an exercise that can work on key points of my core. Bending over to T-up a golf ball and spending a bit of time on my bike made my glutes and hamstrings scream at me today. So, here is my answer to that weakness in both of those areas: the Glute Bridge March. This is a bit more difficult, but works out more muscle groups as a whole.

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Exercise: Scissor Kick

When you need an easy-to-do exercise to help shape your abs, the scissor kick is one of those that can be done virtually anywhere. As long as your comfortable on the floor, you can get a bit of an abdominal workout by shifting your legs back and forth. It’s one of those beginner exercises that I suggest people try who have been as lacking in fitness as myself. It’s a good warm-up routine to get into before trying some of the more grueling workouts.

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