Building your core muscles up through exercise and movement
In order to improve your strength and prevent lower back pain we need to have a strong core. Your key core muscles include obliques, rectus abdominus and transverse abdominus with these muscles working with glutes, latissimus dorsi, erector spinae and hip flexors muscles to support the spine and provide movement.
Our core is engaged whenever we move and become active so when we use our core muscles at the gym any standing exercises will automatically engage your core more than seated machines as they reduce their need for activation.
For a balanced core strength we need to understand our core has three key movements which are forwards & backwards (sagittal plane), side to side (frontal plane) and rotational (transverse plane) so by ensuring your exercises encompass all three your core strength will improve greatly!
An example abdominal workout is featured below for 30 second rounds: – Be sure to listen to your body, work within your means & stop if you feel severe pain.
– Side Plank
– Reverse Mountain Climbers
– Mountain Climbers
– Side Plank
– Holding Inch Worms
– Bicycle Crunches
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