To have a strong core you don’t have to spend hours in the gym a day. There are simple exercises that can be done right in the comfort of your home. It’s all about endurance and time to achieve your goal of a tight midsection.
First up are old fashion crunches. Lie flat on your back with your knees in the air. Place your hands at the back of your head, but do not hold your head or neck during the routine. This may cause damage to your neck area. Then curl half way up and roll back down. For the lower core do leg lifts by putting your hands at your side and pushing your lower body toward the celling with your feet in the air. You should start out by doing two reps, at ten counts for each section.
Back extensions are good for the core as well as the lower back. Lie on your stomach and lift your arms and legs up at the same time like you are flying in the air. Hold the position for about ten seconds and the release. You should do this for about ten reps. You can do less and increase later if they are a challenge.
Yoga has been a useful workout for men and woman alike. In this routine there are positions that force you to work your core at all times. This is important for when you get into more complex routines of Yoga, the core will be much stronger to handle the increase in changes. A Yoga instructor can show you basics to start you off on build better core muscles.
Once your core is stronger, it will be easier for you to train in other areas, like upper body, to help you endure. Before you know it, you will have a flatter stomach and a slimmer waistline to show off in the summer months!