Thursday, January 12, 2012


It is important to have a strong core. Every day we use our core to help stabilize us when we lift, bend and stretch our way through normal activities. If our core isn’t strong, it doesn’t take much to feel a painful pull – one wrong turn and – ouch! A strong core means both strong abs and back – especially the lower back. So today we are going to focus on exercises to work those muscles and hopefully eliminate the “ouch”.

You can perform these exercises as a circuit, moving from one to another, without rest, until 1 set of each is complete. Or you can perform these as straight sets, completing all sets of one exercise before moving to the next.

If you want to add some cardio and turn this into a fat burning circuit, add 30 seconds of one of these exercises between rounds: mountain climbers, jump squats, jumping jacks

Perform 15-20 reps of each exercise

Vertical Leg Crunch (use weight for advanced move)

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