Best exercises to work out your core
The muscles present in our body, excluding the one in our arms and legs, can be defined as core muscles. The most important core muscles are situated in the belly region and down the back, all the way from your neck till your hips. Core muscles are most important for regular physical activities and therefore core strength exercises should be incorporated into one’s routine to maintain the stable functioning of the body. Some of the best exercises for core muscle building are mentioned below.[/edsanimate]
The abdominal crunch remains to be one of the most important core strength exercises of all time. To do an abdominal crunch lie down on your back and place your feet on a wall so that your bent knees are at a 90 degree angle with your hips. Next, tighten your abdomen and raise your head off the floor. The arms should be kept crossed on the chest. Try not to lock your arms behind the head because that is more likely to strain your neck. Hold this position for three deep breaths and then return to the initial position and keep repeating.
It is highly recommended that rather than racing through the entire process you should slow down for best results. A short 30 second set of quality abdominal crunches will help you make your core muscles much more powerful.
Cable Rotation Workout
Another way to boost your core strength is the cable rotation workout. For this, hold a cable using both hands, just under your shoulder height. Remember that your hands should be kept stretched out in front of you. Straighten your arms and then engage your abs and finally rotate your upper body to the right, then back to the center and then to the left and then again back to the center.
In case you are a sports-person this core exercise will be very beneficial for you because it tends to target your oblique muscles thereby making them stronger.
One more effective core training exercise is the segmental rotation. Begin by lying straight on your back and bending your knees. Keep your back in a neutral position and tighten up your abdominal muscles.
Slowly let your knees fall to the left. Note, that throughout this time your shoulder should be kept steadily on the floor. Let your knees fall only to an extent where you feel that it is comfortable. It is normal that you’ll feel a stretch, but you should not feel pain. Again hold on to this position for three deep breaths before you return to the starting position. Repeat this exercise once again, but this time to the right.
At the initial stage, keep your reps around 10-15 and do them at a slow pace. You are free to increase your reps when you get more flexible with time.
Coming to the end of this article, we know that core muscles work as one of the most vital factors in aligning the spine, ribs and pelvis of a person thereby determining the posture while also resisting any static or dynamic force. Hence it is necessary to work out your core muscles so that you can carry out all the daily tasks of your life without facing any problem even if you do not have any intentions of being a bodybuilder.