Core muscles are like chain that links the entire upper body section to the lower one and the limbs. Whenever you perform a simple or a major movement, you might feel the ripple of the movement throughout the body. In case of a weak or rigid core muscle, the legs and arms movement can be hampered. A strong core not only enhances the stability of the muscles but also improves your overall balance. At any gym nearby, they will offer complete guidance on the importance of core workouts. Here we have listed five core exercises that help improve stability:
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Plank tends to be the most common core exercise. It is considered an easy yet difficult exercises because it involves the core muscles along with hand and arm muscles. To perfect the plank always begin with a small duration, say for 15 or 30 seconds. To perform plank supporting the torso using your forearms
and pull up in a bridge position. Hold the abs tight and maintain it for the longest possible time frame in the beginning. Or you may also try side plank, a variation to plank.
Basic crunches not only reduce your belly fat but also helps in strengthening the core muscles. There are various variations to the normal crunches one is bicycle crunches. You start by laying on your back and raise your knees at a 90-degree angle whilst keeping your hands on your head. Raise your torso like you do in a basic crunch, the only twist here is you twist your upper body while performing a bicycle motion. You can also perform variations like vertical leg crunch or reverse crunch.
This exercise forces you manage your body weight on one arm and legs therefore it works wonderfully on core muscles. To do shoulder tap all you have to do is get into a push-up position so that your body in a straight line then begins with raising right-hand so that you tap your left shoulder and place your hand back on the ground. Repeat on both sides.
The next exercise that helps in reducing your love-handles and strengthening your core is wood chop. All you need is a dumbbell, stand with your legs shoulder-width apart while holding the dumbbell the twist and stretch your body in each direction. Perform at least 10 reps on each side.
The other most common exercise is leg raise, which helps in improving the core stability as well as improve hip mobility. Start by lying on your back, keep your legs together and raise them, so they are pointing towards the ceiling.