Recipe for a Tighter Core
One of the common questions I get is about toning the midsection. I find that most of the information I deliver to people goes in one ear and out the other, especially when it comes to the concept of exercise vs. diet relationship to this particular region of the body- SIGH! There are many details to this dilemma but one things still holds true: we all need to strive for a tighter CORE.
Simply stated there are exercises that target the muscles of the CORE which make them stronger and more efficient, but also contribute to better posture, alignment and spine integrity. Everyone should consider this an imperative part of their body’s health. A weak core not only leaves you more prone to injury, but also makes you look like crap because your posture suffers from it.
Follow my little recipe below and get your New Year’s off to a better mid-section:
- Mix 1 part Kegel/Pelvic Floor exercises
- Mix 2 parts engaged glutes (right and left)
- Mix 2 parts engaged inner thighs (right and left)
- Mix 2 parts shoulder blades together and down
- Mix 1 part chest lifted
- Mix 1 part engaged abdominals- lift up, back and in
Combine all parts together and perform throughout waking hours. Especially during exercise sessions, daily activities and whenever you think about it. Hold for at least 15 seconds, or sustain it while performing your activities. Yields: 1 tighter core per person
Stayin’ Tight- Amy