Core Exercises

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Exercises


Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
Summary

Intermediate Plank Exercise

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Lats, Quads, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Cross Legged Crunches
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
V-Sit
Summary

This exercise is a simple ab exercise that can be done almost anywhere.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Crunches with Straight Legs
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Lying Side Leg Raises
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the hip abductors and glutes of the top leg, and groin (inner thigh) muscles of the bottom leg.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Bridges with Side Kick
Summary

This simple exercise is designed to work your glutes (buttocks), hamstrings and low back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance, Pilates
Bridges
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the buttocks and thigh muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Push Ups from Knees
Summary

This is an easier version of the push up from toes.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Push Ups with Elbows Close to Sides
Summary

This is a simple push up exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Swimming
Summary

This is a quick and easy exercise to work your lower back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Superman
Summary

This is a simple and fun exercise to work your lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Back Extensions on the Mat (Beginner)
Summary

This is a simple exercise to strengthen your low back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Back Extensions on the Mat (Intermediate)
Summary

This exercise focuses on strengthening the lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Table Top Crunches
Summary

This is a simple crunch with feet off the floor or mat.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Oblique Twists
Summary

This exercise is a simple crunch to work the side abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core

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