3 Exercises for Strengthening Your Core

3 Exercises for Strengthening Your Core

3 Exercises for Strengthening Your Core.

A tight and well defined midsection (also known as core) is not only an eye catcher for the opposite sex but it also shows that you are in peak physical condition. People try a variety of different methods to get a tone midsection but unfortunately most of them fail because of the wrong approach or the wrong training program. In this article you will learn the top 3 exercises that will give you the tight core that you always strived for.

What is Core?

The core area can be divided in to four different parts or sections such as:

·         Oblique (muscles on the sides of your waist)

·         Rectus Abdominus (the front area of your abs)

·         Serratus (between your lats and rectus abdominus)

·         Intercostals (on the sides of your rib cage)

Core muscles are mainly composed of fast twitch muscle fibers which means that short and explosive workouts yield that best results. Doing countless reps for the core muscles does not give you the results that you are looking for so the rep range should be anywhere between 10 to 15 reps per set. Below are the top 3 exercises to get the midsection of your dreams.

Bicycle Exercise.

Bicycle exercise is one of the most effective exercises for hitting the rectus abdominus and oblique muscles. In order to perform this exercise properly, you need to lie down straight by placing your hands behind the head. Bring your right knee in to the left part of your chest and lift your left shoulder blade off the floor at the same time. Do the same movement with your left knee and right shoulder blade.

Side Planks.

This exercise is best for training the sides of your waist. You need lie down on your right side in a way that your body is resting on your right forearm with your left hand on your hips. During this exercise, you need to keep your body in the air by keeping it in straight line from your shoulder to your feet. Hold this movement for about 60 seconds on each side for best results.

Leg Raises.

This exercise is best for training the lower portion of your core. In order to perform this exercise properlyScience Articles, you need to lie down on a bench with your back straight. Hold the bench from behind your neck and slowly bring your legs up in a straight line until they are completely perpendicular to the floor and then bring them down. Repeat this movement about 15 times in every set.

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