Core Exercises

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Exercises


Pendulum with Straight Legs
Summary

This exercise focuses on working all abdominal muscles as well as the hip joints, and lower back.

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

This exercise is designed to work your abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Side Star Plank
Summary

This is an advanced version of the plank exercise. It focuses on working your side abdominals, and hip abductors and is more difficult than a regular side plank.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Fly Push Ups
Summary

This exercise is designed to strengthen the side abdominal muscles in addition to the chest, shoulders and triceps.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Shoulder: Side, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
One Arm Push Ups
Summary

This is a challenging version of the regular push-ups and is good for core, chest, and triceps development.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Push Ups
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the chest, triceps, and shoulder muscles. It is great for home work outs and at the gym.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Clam Crunches with Ball
Summary

Intermediate Crunch Exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Twist Crunches
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs and obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Crunches on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a simple crunch exercise on the ball.

  • Muscle Group: Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Cross-Over Crunches
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs and obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Crunches with Knees Up
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Dumbbell Reverse Flies
Summary

This exercise focuses mainly on the rear shoulder (posterior deltoid) and on the upper back muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength
Side Stretch (Beginner)
Summary

Simple side stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches

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