Two Excellent Core Exercises

June 27, 2012 by  
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Article by Phil Tucker

Two Excellent Core Exercises – Health

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When people think about their middles, they usually think about the same two things: how much flab they’re packing, and whether or not they can get their six pack to show. In fact, any discussion of their core will center around these two items, revealing just how little they know about the importance of their core and how it can serve as a rock solid foundation to any athletic or physical work you might choose to engage in. Just as you can’t fire a cannon from a canoe, nor can you engage your muscles to their full potential if they don’t have a strong core to anchor themselves against. For that reason, it’s essential that you take care of your middle and ensure that it has maximum strength to help you deal with any challenges that might come your way. In today’s article we’ll take a look at two excellent core exercises that will help you get your middle ripped and strong.

The first exercise comes right out of a yoga class, and is guaranteed to blast your center as you fight to hold this position for more time. It’s an isometric exercise, which means you simply seek to stay in the same position, and by holding it torch your muscles and burn fat. It’s called plank, and all you need to do is get into a push-up position, and then lower yourself down onto your forearms. Make sure that your body is a straight line from the crown of your skull to your heels, and that your middle isn’t sagging or tenting up toward the sky. Hold this position for a minute, then take a minute break and try again. When you can hold it for three consecutive turns, you’ll know your center is strong.

The second exercise may seem easy at first, but will be a true challenge to complete. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and then reach down to the ground with your hands and walk your body down into a push-up position. Try to keep your legs straight, and use your hips as a hinge. Then walk your hands back to your feet, and push yourself back up so that you are standing straight. This walking maneuver will ensure that you are really engaging your whole core, and will exercise not just your abdominal muscles but also the crucial muscles that make up your lower back.

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