Improving Your Body With Core Strength Training

 

One of the most important parts of your workout routine is core strength training. What you are going to find is that these exercises help to improve the muscles that are essential for the transfer of energy in your body. These core muscles in turn are the ones that are most used when you are participating in sporting events and running.

Your muscles in this core region include the abdominal muscles, the muscles in your hip are and the muscles along your spine. This means that no single exercise is going to give you the core strength training that you need and that you will need to incorporate a series of exercises if you want to end up with the best results possible.

The following is a list of 15 exercises that you can do to help boost the strength of these muscles. It is recommended you have a medicine ball, stability ball and a desire for a shredded midsection on hand to ensure that you can successfully do all these exercises.

Improving Your Body With Core Strength Training Exercises

  • Prone Bridge
  • Lateral Bridge
  • Supine Bridge
  • Pelvic Thrusts
  • Russian Twists
  • Lunges
  • Lateral Pull Downs
  • Deadlifts
  • Crunches
  • Bear Crawls
  • Jump Squats
  • Cleans
  • Box Jumps
  • Squatted Dumbbell Press
  • Leg Raises

When you have gone through these core strength training exercises, you are going to find that you have quite a few benefits that will come from it. These benefits will include everything from improved balance and control, to moving in a more efficient manner. You’ll even find that when you utilize these exercises regularly, you are going to have better athletic performance with fewer injuries experienced.

While you’re doing your core strength training, it will be important that you do focus on improving on each workout you do. As you increase the amount of weight you lift and the number of reps you do, you slowly build up your body strength. You might even consider setting a day aside during your lifting routine strictly for core work. Try performing each of the above mentioned exercises for 2 sets a piece and see how you feel.

Above all, you need to ensure that you’re including a healthy diet with your exercise routines. By doing that, you can be confident that you are getting the essential nutrients like complex carbohydrates and lean proteins that your body is going to need to remain energized and to ensure that your muscles can continue to rebuild and grow.

Alright insider’s, that’s it for this one. Your core strength training can consist of any exercises you choose. Just make sure that you don’t overwork any area for more than a couple of days in a row and give the different sections of your body a few days of rest to ensure that you don’t overwork your muscles as the growth and strength you end up having will occur during your recovery time.

To your fitness success!

 

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One Response to Improving Your Body With Core Strength Training

  1. Ken Harris November 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    I found this interesting and right along the lines of this post:

    Strength Training: Six Major Benefits

    1. Strength training promotes and protects healthy bone and muscle mass.
    After puberty you start losing roughly 1 % of existing bone and muscle strength annually. “An optimal way to halt, prevent, and possibly reverse bone/muscle loss is by adding resistance/strength training to your current training routine(s).

    2. Strength training makes your body and heart stronger and fitter.
    Strength training is also called resistance training because it involves strengthening and toning your muscles by contracting them against a resisting force. There are two types of resistance training:
    Isometric resistance involves contracting your muscles against a non-moving object, such as against the floor in a push-up.

    Isotonic strength training involves contracting your muscles through a range of motion as in weight lifting.

    Both make you stronger and can get you into better shape. Remember that with strength training your muscles need time to recover, so it should only be done on alternate days. Always take some time to warm up and cool down after strength training.

    3. Strength training helps you develop better body mechanics.
    Strength training has benefits that go well beyond the appearance of nicely toned muscles. Your balance and coordination will improve, as will your posture. More importantly, if you have poor flexibility and balance, strength training can reduce your risk of falling by as much as 40 percent, a crucial benefit, especially as you get older.

    4. Strength training plays a role in disease prevention.
    Studies have documented the many wellness benefits of strength training. If you have arthritis, strength training can be as effective as medication in decreasing arthritis pain. Strength training can help post-menopausal women increase their bone density and reduce the risk of bone fractures. And for the 14 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, strength training along with other healthy lifestyle changes can help improve glucose control.

    5. Strength training boosts energy levels and improves your mood.
    Strength training will elevate your level of endorphins (natural opiates produced by the brain), which will make you feel great. As if that isn’t enough to convince you, strength training has also been shown to be a great antidepressant, to help you sleep better, and to improve your overall quality of life.

    6. Strength training translates to more calories burned.
    You burn calories during strength training, and your body continues to burn calories after strength training, a process called “physiologic homework.” More calories are used to make and maintain muscle than fat, and in fact strength training can boost your metabolism by 15 percent — that can really jump start a weight loss plan.

    Strength Training: Getting Started

    “Please don’t limit yourself to thinking that lifting weights, expensive machines, or gym membership is the only way to do strength training,” says Tuttle. “Pushups, jump squats, lunges, and mountain climbing are all examples of exercises that provide strength training.”

    If you have any health issues, ask your doctor what type of strength training is best to meet your needs and abilities. You can also work with a fitness expert to design a strength-training program that will be safe and effective for you.

    Who doesn’t want to look better, feel better, and live a longer, healthier life? So what are you waiting for? Get started now with a complete workout program that includes strength training.

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