5 Core Strengthening Exercises You Can Do At Home

5 Core Strengthening Exercises

core strengthening exercisesA strong core is important to our daily function and these five core strengthening exercises can really improve the way you function. In this post I’ll be giving you five bodyweight exercises that will strengthen your core and can be done right at home.

1 -Plank

The plank may look like a simple exercise but it can greatly improve the strength of your core. To do the plank, follow the steps below:

  • While kneeling down, place your forearms on the ground.
  • Bring your knees of the ground supporting your bodyweight on your forearms and toes.
  • Straighten your back and tighten your core muscles.
  • This position should be held for as long as you can.

Here Is A Video Demonstration ON How To Do The Plank


2- Side Plank

The side plank is similar to the regular plank with the exception being more emphasis on the oblique muscles on the side of your core. To do the side plank, follow the steps below:

  • Start by laying on the left side of your body.
  • Put your right arm by your side and place your left forearm on the ground.
  • Slowly bring your hips off the ground and support your bodyweight on your left forearm and feet while tightening your core.
  • You should hold this position for as long as you can.
  • Repeat the same process on the right side.

Here Is A Video Demonstration ON How To Do The Side Plank

3-V-Up

The V-Up is a great ab exercise that is challenging and very effective for stronger abs. To do the V-Up, follow the steps below:

  • Laying down on your back, straighten your arms out above your head and your legs out in front of you.
  • Keeping your core tight, simultaneously raise your arms and legs off the ground, and form a v-shape by meeting in the middle.
  • Slowly lower your arms and legs back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat the steps 2-3 for as many reps as you can do.

Here Is A Video Demonstration On How To Do The V-Up

4-Superman

This great exercise for your lower back, the superman replicates superman in mid-flight. To do the superman, follow the steps below:

  • Lay down on flay on your stomach with your arms out above your head and you legs straight out.
  • Slowly raise up your left leg and right arm a few inches off the ground, holding this position for 5 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your left leg and right arm back down to the ground.
  • At a slow pace, raise your left leg and right arm a few inches off the ground, holding this position for 5 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your right leg and left arm back down to the ground.
  • Repeat the steps 2-5 for as many reps as you can do.

Here Is A Video Demonstration On How To Do The Superman

5- Glute Bridge

The glute bridge is also a great exercise for your lower back that will also give your glutes a workout. To do the glute bridge, follow the steps below:

  • Lay down on your back keeping your legs bent, place your arms out to your side and bring your feet as close to your butt as you can.
  • While tightening your core muscles, straighten your lower back by raising up, flex your glutes, and holding the position for 5 seconds
  • Slowly bring your back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat the steps 2-3 for as many reps as you can do.

Here Ia A Video Demonstration Of How To Do The Glute Bridge

Summary

Doing these five core strengthening exercises you can help improve everyday function in your life. Simply doing these exercises 2-3 times a week, making sure there is a break in between, can have you getting the benefits of better posture, better balance, and just better overall performance in your daily routine.

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