A strong core is more than just striving for a six pack and working the abdominals!!
The core links your upper and lower body and you want to focus on strengthening all the muscles including your back muscles (Erector Spinae), your abdominals and obliques, your glutes and your pelvic floor!
So we need to make sure that we include exercises which target all these muscle groups to ensure we keep our core strong which will enhance balance and stability and prevent back pain in later life.
Instability exercises such as Plank variations and the Superman are great examples as they target different muscles at the same time.
If you are not used to working your core, go slowly to begin with but be consistent. You can start slow, holding positions as long as you can, then build up to longer holds, more repetitions, and variations to increase intensity!
After a few days and weeks, you'll notice that each exercise gets easier as your muscle strength improves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Why not follow along with me in my home Core HIIT Workout above.
There are 6 exercises altogether, and for each one there is a modified version of the exercise if you are a beginner! You will work for up to 40 seconds (although you can rest when needed) and we then rest for 20 seconds before moving onto the next exercise.
There is a warm up and cool down included so what are you waiting for!