Weekly Workout: Core

Weekly Workout: Core

This weekly workout is brought to you by Jackie Sabotin, a fitness specialist, at the Woman’s Center for Wellness.

Often times, people think obtaining a strong, solid core is the result of long, tiring exercises that last for hours. But, that is a huge misconception! There is no reason to torture yourself to improve and strengthen your core. Instead, work smarter by targeting your core with the most effective exercises.

Traditional core workouts tend to focus movements in one linear manner, using exercises like sit-ups and crunches. While those are great fundamental exercises, they can become a bit boring. These two exercises work various muscle groups, getting a fuller workout that targets the abdominals, obliques and lower back, collectively.

The Russian Twist is a great beginner workout that can be adapted to a more advanced exercise with increased weight and movement.

We recommend 3 sets of 30 seconds with rests in between. For a more advanced workout, look below.

The 3 way crunch increases the range of motion and can be adapted for a more intense workout by increases rate and speed.

We recommend 3 sets of 30 with rests in between.

Try incorporating these exercises into your regular fitness routine. Remember, diet and consistency also play a part in achieving a stronger, better core. For more information, feel free to contact one of our personal trainers at the Woman’s Center for Wellness.