Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

You’re Arching Your Back One of the most common plank mistakes is arching the lower back, says April Whitney, CSCS. As your core starts to fatigue, it’s common to let your midsection sag toward the ground, causing your back to fall out of alignment. Although this error doesn’t always cause immediate injury, this mistake causes stress […]

A 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout for a Tighter Core

There’s a good chance you’ve incorporated resistance bands into your at-home lower-body workouts. But these portable bands aren’t just for building bigger booties and gorgeous gams — they’re just as beneficial for boosting your ab burn too. Adding a resistance band to your ab routine can really help you slow down to focus on the […]

A 10-Minute Isometric Core Workout for a Slow but Serious Burn

Having six-pack abs would be nice, but a washboard tummy doesn’t always equate to a strong core — and a strong core is what’s important for overall health and fitness. Your core protects your spine and also initiates almost every movement: From standing up to walking to lying down, your core muscles — your abs, of course, […]

The Science Behind the Most Effective Ab Workouts

The best ab workouts focus on strengthening your entire core, not just your “six-pack muscles.” Carving an enviable six-pack isn’t an easy feat — which is too bad, since it seems nearly everyone wants a defined set of abs. But too many people view a sculpted midsection as a kind of status symbol, reserved for the genetic […]

6 of the Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing (But Totally Should Be)

By Henry Halse Updated March 3, 2020 Regardless of what type of training you do, repeating the same workouts over and overcan become boring very quickly. Not to mention, your progress will stall. But by varying your workouts, you’re more likely to stick with your regimen over time, according to the American Council on Exercise […]

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4 Ab Exercises That Won’t Hurt Your Back By Kelsey CasselburyUpdated November 13, 2019Reviewed by Lisa Maloney, CPT Sometimes, ab exercises can feel like a no-win proposition — you have back pain because you don’t have core strength, but training those muscles makes your back hurt. To solve this problem, look for moves that train […]

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How a Strong Core Can Keep You Fit and Pain-Free By Isadora BaumUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Katie McKinney, ACE CPT and GFI, FMS Level 1 When it comes to being in shape and working toward your fitness goals, a lot depends on your core. The muscles in your core — which extend from your chest and upper back […]

Core Training Workout

My core workout consisted of: Wall supported handstands 3 sets 30 seconds Burpees 3 sets 10 Pseudo push ups 3 sets 10 Cable rotations 6 sets 10 Planks 6 sets 30 seconds Had a great core workout today!!! Integrating core exercises into your fitness training helps you reach your fitness goals. It also helps cut […]

Core Training Workout

Good evening fitness family. I hope all is well. Today my core workout consisted of: Wall supported hand stands, burpees, decline sit ups, pseudo push ups, front planks, side planks. Incorporating core exercises into your workouts will help you in reaching your fitness goals. It will also help in cutting down on possible injuries. Would […]