Core Exercises: What are the best ones?

Aug 02, 2018

Many exercises are called core exercises but so few actually are. Sit-ups, crunches, twists and back extensions all get called core exercises but they are actually individual muscle exercises. To be called a core exercise they have to do more than work one muscle.

Change what you think core exercises are

A core exercise works many muscles and keep your spine healthier. They also Bring the muscles of your core together into one unit. Sit ups, crunches, twists and back extensions split to core into muscles. You would think these individual exercises would bring your core together but it’s not the case. If you want to find out why please watch the video above.

There are different types

Core exercises that bring your muscles together into one unit are:

  1. Static core exercises
  2. Dynamic core exercises
  3. Movements

These three categories work together to bring your torso and limbs together into one body. If you want to find out what they are Watch the video above.

They progress naturally

Like when we go to school and learn English, exercise can be taught in the same way. First we learn the letters, Bring these letters into words, words into sentences and so on. We can use static core exercises to help us do dynamic core exercises and then finally whole body movements.

This is how I teach personal training clients on a daily basis. I have taken this method of teaching exercise and put it into an online 12-week program.

So, what are the best core exercises?

They are static exercises that help you bring the muscles together. They are dynamic exercises that help your torso work as one unit. There exercises based all movements. To find out more watch the video above

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