Keeping Your Core Strong
Core muscles form the central link between your upper and lower body. A strong core is important for almost everything you do. Building up core muscles is key to improving performance in almost any sport by extending your range of motion to lift, bend, turn and reach. A strong core means:
- Greater strength and flexibility for doing everyday tasks
- Added power for athletic activities
- Less pain and stiffness
- Slimmer waistline and better defined ab muscles
Incorporating full body exercises in your workouts is the best way to strengthen up the core area. Full body exercises include: burpees, squat and press overhead with a kettlebell, press ups, mountain climbers, kettlebell swings, box jumps/step ups….. the list goes on! Here's a video of a core exercise (and some variations) I include in my workouts regularly, the V up.