Want a Stronger Core? Try These Moves

Want a Stronger Core? Try These Moves

Good health starts with a strong spine. Any problem in your spine can cause a domino effect of health woes, from chronic pain to reduced mobility and even depression. One of the best ways to protect your spine is to strengthen your core.

Want A Stronger Core?  Try These!

  1. Best Static Exercises

    • Plank 
      • Lie down on your stomach 
      • Lift your body up by using your toes and forearms
      • Keep your back straight
      • Hold for 30-60 seconds
  • V-Sit Hold
    • Sit down with your legs straight 
    • Extend your arms in front of you
    • Lean back and raise your legs to a 45-degree angle
    • Hold for 30 - 60 seconds 
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2. Best Movement Exercises 

  • Crunches 
    • Lie on your back with your knees bent and hands on the sides of your head
    • Engage your abdominal muscles to lift your shoulders from the floor
    • Slowly lower your shoulders back to the floor
    • Complete 1-2 sets of 20 reps
  • Leg Raises 
    • Lie on your back with your legs extended and arms at your sides
    • Raise your legs to a 90-degree angle and hold for 1-2 seconds
    • Lower your legs slowly until they are an inch above the floor
    • Complete 2-4 sets of 5 reps
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Why Do Core Strengthening Exercises? 

  1. Strong Core = Strong Spine 
  2. Improves Stability 
  3. Improves Your Range of Motion In Your Neck and Back
  4. Hones Fine Motor Skills
  5. Makes You Look Taller and Slimmer
  6. Boosts Mental Function 
  7. The Brain Receives Nerve Signals More Easily 
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Massage Therapy For A Strong Spine: Why It Matters

  1. Helps with Muscle Stretching and Lengthening 
  2. Reduces Muscle Tension
  3. Increases Muscle Flexibility and Range Of Motion 
  4. Reinforces Core Strengthening Work 
  5. Speeds Healing of Back and Neck Injuries

Remember: A Strong Core Strengthens Your Spine!

 

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