Core muscles are like chain that connects your entire upper to the lower body and your limbs. Whenever you take a small step or a major movement, you can feel the ripple of the movement throughout the body. If you have a weak or rigid core muscles, it can hamper your legs and arms movement. A strong core not only enhances the stability of the muscles but also improves your overall balance. At Symmetry Gym, they offer complete guidance on the importance of core workouts. Here we have listed five core exercises that help improve stability:
The most common core exercise is plank. It is considered one of the easiest yet difficult exercises because it engages your core muscles as well as hand and arm muscles. To perfect the plank always start with a small duration, say for 15 or 30 seconds. To do plank supporting your torso with your forearms
and pull up in a bridge position. Tighten your abs and hold for as long as you can in the beginning. Or you can do side plank, a variation to plank.
Basic crunches not only help you in reducing your belly fat but also helps in building core strength. There are various variations to the normal crunches one is bicycle crunches. You start by laying on your back and raise your knees at a 90-degree angle whilst keeping your hands on your head. Raise your torso like you do in a basic crunch, the only twist here is you twist your upper body while performing a bicycle motion. You can also perform variations like vertical leg crunch or reverse crunch.
This exercise forces you manage your body weight on one arm and legs therefore it works wonderfully on core muscles. To do shoulder tap all you have to do is get into a push-up position so that your body in a straight line then begins with raising right-hand so that you tap your left shoulder and place your hand back on the ground. Repeat on both sides.
The next exercise that helps in reducing your love-handles as well as strengthening your core is wood chop. All you need is a dumbbell, stand with your legs shoulder-width apart while holding the dumbbell the twist and stretch your body in each direction. Perform at least 10 reps on each side.
The other most common exercise is leg raise, which helps in improving the core stability as well as improve hip mobility. Start by lying on your back, keep your legs together and raise them, so they are pointing towards the ceiling.