Your core is more than just your abs. To achieve complete core fitness, you need to train your entire torso. Exercises that are weight bearing or a strain on your muscles is the ticket to strength and conditioning. Total core fitness involves working upper, middle and lower abdominal muscles, as well as the side lateral muscles. It involves the lower back and the glutes (rear end).
|Core strength is in your whole midsection||
My headstand core hold on a private jet
The definitions of health and fitness are being redefined in the new age today. With technical advancements permeating all fields of discipline ranging from astronomy to agriculture, it is only logical that fitness has evolved to bear a whole new meaning in the recent decades. The need for fancy exercise equipment is no longer the trend in these economic times. Busy schedules and limited budgets have given rise to an array of creative workouts that can be done in the office or at home.
Complete Core Fitness in the Gym or at Home
The modern day woman needs versatility in our workouts in order to get a complete workout. We need to have ideas as to what we can do indoor or outdoor, at the gym, at home, on a plane, in an airport, in a hotel room or wherever we have 15 minutes to workout.
Our body’s core includes not only the abdominal muscles but the muscles on the pelvic floor, those attached to the hip bones and spine as well as the internal organs along the entire torso is taken into consideration. So, the first step is in understanding that a strong core ensures distributed weight bearing and alleviating any burdens on the lower spine. Whenever you feel back pain there is generally a weakness. By strengthening the core I have helped many people eliminate their back pain.
Today, there are many core fitness studios that have mushroomed to aid their clients in achieving pristine core health. While they are fun to try, the reality is that women need to have a bank of exercises in our heads that we can use anywhere we are. The more core exercise we know, the more likely we are to use them and the more likely we are to achieve complete core fitness.
As with any training or workout, I strongly recommend the proper protein intake. Not only will you achieve results up to 3 times faster, but the protein will assist in building lean core muscle and in muscle recovery and repair.
There are a variety of exercises included most core fitness routines generally including pushups, squats, hip lifts, oblique twists, lunging twists etc, to name a few. While some core exercises can be effectively done without any guidance or with equipment available at core fitness studios or gyms, others need expert supervision for maximum results. For ideas on how to achieve complete core fitness view my free core workout videos.