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Core Strength Workout Routine
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Core Strength Workout Routine

A nice set of abs is more than just a nice sight; it is a good judge of your overall fitness level. This is why the opposite sex is naturally attracted to those with a well defined core. It shows good genes and good health at a glance! Now, we might not eat as well as we used to and we might not be running down prey items with spears and bows anymore. With this in mind, we have to make a conscious effort to eat well and exert ourselves physically so that our bodies don`t turn into balls of jello. Here is a great core strength workout routine that you can follow:

Start off with a good warmup. Do some jumping jacks or something. Anything to get your heart rate up and your body primed for the real work ahead.

Now, you should be doing all these for three to five sets with short breaks in between. Always do your reps with as much effort as you can muster. To do any less is just cheating yourself.

Start off with some hanging leg raises. Grab onto a pull up bar or something similar and lift your legs straight out in front of you with your lower abs. Slowly pull them up and down like this in a controlled manner, keeping your abs tight the entire time.

Next, grab something heavy and hold it to your chest. Get down into a crunch position and do a crunch. Hold yourself right there and start twisting at the waist with the weight either close or far away from your chest. You might need to put your feet underneath something heavy to keep yourself from toppling over backwards.

Next is side bends. While standing, hold a weight in one hand and lean towards it. Simply lean to it like this and go back to standing straight to work your sides.

To finish with obliques, do some twisting crunches. These are like normal crunches except that at the top of every movement you touch your opposing knee/elbow. So you touch your right knee to your left elbow, then your left knee to your right elbow, etc., etc..

Finally, the time has come for the most difficult exercise of them all. Lay on a bench sideways so that only your butt is resting on it. Now, simply lean all the way back and use your abs to do a full range of motion crunch. This will kill your upper abs.Lock your legs in to something if you have trouble staying on the bench.

There are many more workouts that you can do but this would make a good introduction. Hope you enjoyed!


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