Beginner: Build Core Strength

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Teaching numerous core strength classes each week, I see people with varying fitness abilities. Over the years I’ve noticed that gender doesn’t matter when it comes to core strength. Not many people have sufficient strength in the abdominals, low back, and buttocks to protect from injury.

Americans spend hours of time sitting in a chair without noticing the physical damage being done to the body. Over time, muscle fibers break-down.

To reverse the effects of sitting, stretching is essential. I also highly recommend incorporating at least 1-2 core strength movements into your routine at least twice per week to get your body moving in the right direction.

Selecting the right exercises to build core strength is important. Focusing on movements that can be modified is essential for beginners. Two exercises to try are the “plank” and “hip bridge.”

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Note: If you’re new to exercise, it’s always a good idea to check-in with a fitness instructor or personal trainer to ensure proper form and technique.

Cheers to a FIT and healthy lifestyle!

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