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May 29, 2013

Top Core Moves To Include In Your Workout Program Plan


This is easily one of the most popular goals that most people have as they go about their program plan, yet one that very few ever seem to accomplish.

So what can you do to up your chances of success? How can you ensure you are going to be getting leaner as time goes on?

Performing the right exercises is a start.

Let’s look at the top core moves that you should consider adding to your workout approach.

Lying Leg Raises


Lying leg raises are great because they will require you to maintain the utmost of core stabilization as you perform them while also targeting the lower abdominal muscles incredibly well.

Most exercises tend to miss the lower abs and put more stress on the top component of the ‘six pack’, but lying leg raises especially hits those lower abs without a problem.

Decline Sit-Up With A Twist


Next, consider a decline sit-up with a twist. This exercise is especially beneficial for those who want to work on the side abdominal muscles as the obliques will be called to play with each and every contraction you make.

Make sure while doing these that you are focusing on contracting up through the stomach muscles rather than using momentum to do the work for you.


Medicine Ball Pass

Finally, the last good core exercise that you’ll want to add to the program plan is the medicine ball pass. This exercise requires the use of a partner, but the payoff will be great from doing it.

What you’ll do is stand in an upright position holding a medicine ball in front of the body. From there, twist to one side of the body and pass the ball to your partner, who performs the same action.

Have them then twist to their other side, as they pass it back to you.

Continue on this movement pattern until you have successfully done 10 passes and then reverse directions to work the opposite side of the body.

Make sure while doing this that you keep the stomach flexed the entire time and the back in an upright position.

So there you have some of the top core exercises that you should be including as part of your overall workout program. If you can do these towards the end of the session two to three times per week, you will see great gains in strength occurring.

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