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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Core Strengthening and Training

Building a strong core is the key to a healthy body.  The core is the area between your hips and your shoulders.  A strong core reduces back pain and improves posture and athletic performance.  It aids in reducing body injuries, improves respiratory function, tightens tummy muscles, enhances neuro-muscular function and control and strengthens stabilization.

Most people think of sit-ups when they think of core strengthening.  But, sit-ups only work the abdominal muscles.  Using a stability ball and pilates are great for adding core strength.  But, in my opinion PLANK is the ultimate core strengthening exercise!

Check out my Plank post for different variations of plank to help strengthen your core!

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