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Workout Spotlight

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

When you hear the words, 'strong core', you probably imagine someones workout consisting of hundreds of sit-ups, however, there is so much more to having a strong core than sit-ups and aesthetics.

So, what is the core?

The core is made up of the transverse abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, erector spinae, diaphragm, pelvic floor muscles, and (what some think is our core) your abs, the rectus abdominis, therefore training all areas of the core and not just crunches, can give you greater strength and power.

Benefits of training the core?

If we take a look at working at a desk all day, sitting for long periods of time and the negative impact this has on our posture, building a strong core can alleviate any lower back, and neck pain, also improving your posture. Core strength is also extremely important when it comes to training with weights, having a strong core protects your back, therefore lowering the chances of an injury occurring.

If you're a runner, you'll know that having a strong core can improve your speed. Core strength allows the pelvis, hips, and lower back to work together more smoothly, which can help in expending less energy. Having a strong core can also significantly improve your balance, having a solid base allows for quicker recovery from missteps and stumbles.

Let's not forget our core is the base of all moves we make everyday, therefore the stronger core we have the easier everyday movements become. Look at core training like functional movement.


Exercises that focus on the core?

Now we have more of an understanding of what the core muscles are made up of, lets look at exercises focusing on the core.

Bird Dog

The bird dog engages both your abdominal and back muscles, so it’s an ideal core-strengthening move. It also challenges your coordination, balance, and stability.


Activating the glutes to lift the hips, this is a great exercise


The king of core exercises, for full alignment, stability and tension, it works your full body, focusing on the lower back

Head over to the app and try these core exercises out.


You can find core strength fitness on demand workouts via the app as well as pre-designed programs to follow, as well as technical classes. Reach out to us if you would like any advice or tips on core strength workouts.

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