Core Exercises

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Exercises


Seated Side Arm Raises
Summary

This exercise trains the entire shoulder musculature, particularly the lateral shoulder muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Forearms (Wrist), Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Thigh and Buttocks Exercise with an Exercise Ball
Summary

A great exercise for the back of the thighs and the buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Back and Shoulder Exercise with Exercise Band
Summary

This is a simple exercise to strengthen the shoulders as well as the back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Core, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Alternating Bridge on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a good exercise for the low back, buttocks, and hamstrings.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Back Muscles
Summary

This is a great exercise for strengthening postural muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Lateral Trunk Bends with Free Weights
Summary

This exercise can be done at home using water bottles, etc. as weights instead of dumbbells in the gym.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Diagonal Back and Shoulder Exercise with the Ball
Summary

This is a fun, yet challenging exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core
Upper and Middle Back Stretch
Summary

This exercise is a relaxing way to stretch the spine.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Tricep Press with Exercise Band
Summary

Strengthens the triceps as well as working on balance & core.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Triceps, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Seated Rows on the Ball
Summary

This exercise focuses on the muscles of the shoulder & middle of the back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Pushups with the Exercise Ball & Exercise Band
Summary

This is a good exercise if you are not yet comfortable with pushups on the floor.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Buttocks, Back and Thigh Exercise I
Summary

This exercise especially targets the buttocks muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Quads, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Buttocks, Back and Thigh Exercise II
Summary

If this exercise is performed correctly, you can target many muscle groups at once.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Abdominal Crunch with Exercise Ball
Summary

A very simple exercise with the exercise ball to help strengthen the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Abdominal Crunch with Exercise Band & Exercise Ball
Summary

A very effective exercise to strengthen abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Abs, Shoulder: Rear, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core

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