Body Flattening Core Exercises That You Can Rely On

Who doesn’t want a tight and toned core, and perhaps abs that pop? In addition to looking great, a strong core really cuts down on back soreness and aches and pains, so core training isn’t just vanity, it’s healthy!10-toughestHere are some of our favorite core-strengthening exercises to get you baring your belly and standing straighter than ever.

1. Supermans

Move Targets: Lower lumbar muscles and abdominals

 

Step 1: Start by lying face down and extending your arms out in front of you.

Step 2: Press your shoulder blades together and lift your arms, chest, and legs off the floor.

Step 3: Hold position for 60 seconds, keeping your head up and your arms extended out in front of you.

Modification (Beginner): Lift just your legs and chest for 30 seconds and then lift just your arms for 30 seconds.

2. Bicycle Crunches

Move Targets: Abdominals, hip flexors and gluteus

Step 1: Lie on back with knees and hips at a 90-degree angle. Place hands behind your head. Exhale as you lift head and shoulders off the floor. Twist torso to the right, bringing left shoulder in to touch your right knee. Keep left leg straight and lifted off the floor.

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