The best way to train your core
The foundation of your core training program should be isometric exercises and spinal stability exercises. First, let’s define these terms…
Stop relying on crunches if you want to shrink your waist!
Crunches are not the best way to tone your midsection. Contrary to popular belief, when you build the six-pack muscles (rectus abdominis) you are actually making the fat sitting on top of them protrude even more! Perhaps you’ve been doing 25, 50, even 100 crunches at a time and wondered why you aren’t seeing the results you want. Training just your ‘six-pack’ leaves many other core muscles weak and imbalanced. You must train all parts of your core for a strong, toned midsection.
It's a mistake to overwork your six-pack muscles and leave the rest of your core out of your workout. You risk developing neck aches, low back strain, and exacerbate a rounded or hunched spine posture.
Two essential moves for core
Disclaimer: Those in a rehab or therapy program, those with a history of surgery or injury, or those who are unsure of their posture and form should always consult a professional to work with them individually before starting a new exercise routine. Advice on this website, while created by a qualified fitness professional, should not be misconstrued as individual coaching.