4 Exercises To Build Your Core Muscles

Are you hitting the gym everyday to build some biceps and triceps and abs? Everyone desires a beautiful body but what about the strength? You may be building up some good muscles but what about your core strength? Your body won’t be fit unless and until you work on your core muscles which are basically every part of your body with the exceptions of arms and legs. Your core muscles include your abdomen, pelvic floor, inner abdominal muscles, glutes and scapula. This is where the power is generated to strengthen your body.

One important thing people need to realise that the core is vital for having stability. You need to have a healthy core in order to have a good posture, lift heavy weight and gain some equilibrium. Some of the best workouts that you can do to strengthen the core are as follows:

1. Crunches: This age old exercise is very beneficial to the abdomen if done correctly. For this you will need to lie down on the floor with your hands behind your head and keeping your knees bent, gently pull on your abdomen until you are in a sitting position. Now one thing you need to remember is that you need to be gentle while doing crunches, if you do it aggressively and in excess in order to fasten the pace then you’ll end up harming your spine. So please be careful.

2. Ball Pull In: For this one you will need a Swiss ball. Put your shins on the Swiss ball and hands in front of you on the floor. Now gently pull your shins towards your abdomen by rolling the ball with your shins. Do this for at least 15 minutes daily. If this turns out to be easy for you then you can increase the difficulty level by using one leg instead of two.

3. Rope Climbing Exercise: Sit on the floor with your legs spread in a V position and toes pointed upwards. Now bend your core in a C position and lift your hands above like you would when climbing a rope. This contracts the inner muscles and strengthens them.

4. Oblique Reach: This exercise is popularly known as Oblique Reach because for this you need to sit on the floor with your knees bent in front of you, now pull the right knee above in the air and contract your back in a C position and stretch your right hand to reach the toes of your right leg. Move your body a little to the left to make it slightly easier. Now repeat the steps 5 times every day.

Strengthening your core muscles will actually benefit your body in numerous ways, because it increases strength and coordination while also enhancing the stability and balance of your body and it decreases the chances of injury. Hence, don’t only focus on your abs and muscles; focus on your inner core as well. The above mentioned exercises are few of the many that you can do every day for at least 30-60 minutes in order to have a healthy body. But it is advisable to avoid overdoing yourself as it will do more harm than good.

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