Core Exercises

 

The following exercises are designed to strengthen ALL of your core muscles.  

 

Body's Core Muscles      

 

Core strength provides spinal stability, specifically stability of the low back.  The core actually consists of many different muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis. 

 

Many people think that doing crunches is all they need to do to strengthen the core, but they only stabilize a small part of it. 

 

Weakness of the core muscles can lead to instability of the spine, making you more prone to injury. 

 

Studies have shown that without muscles, the spine will actually buckle and cause injury with only 20 pounds of weight.  

 

These exercises should be done at least 3-4 times per week.