A strong core and toned abs is something we all aspire to have. Both are key in maintaining a good posture and balance, but how can you get a strong core with a home workout?
Follow this simple routine for a great workout!
Stand on all fours with elbows and forearms on the floor and feet together on the toes. In this position you should hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat this several times until you have completed several minutes of work.
The most common mistake in this exercise is to lower or raise the hipss during the exercise. The hips must keep the body straight during the 30 seconds of execution to ensure that we work correctly.
Stand om the florr with your knees and palms resting on the mat. Lift and stretch one hand and the opposite leg alternately so that they are parallel to the floor.
If it is the first time we do this exercise you can start by raising only your legs or hands until you gain some balance. Remember also, throughout the movement, to stick out your chest and retract your scapulas to maintain a correct position.
Stand in a plank with your arms fully stretched and quickly bring one knee to the elbow on the same side of the body. Besides workong your core, this exercise can be a good cardio warm up.
On the floor, facing the ceiling and with your palms facing down, raise your legs straight and together until they form an angle with the torso of about 90º. Then we go down controlling the movement until they are close to the floor.
It is important not to rest your feet on the floor at the lowest part of the movement to maintain tension at all times.
Finally, take 5 minutes to stretch gently.