When I think of the word core, I think of words such as essential, necessary, and important to describe it. The word core can be used in many different ways, but today's video is all about strengthening that midsection and lower back! A strong core is extremely important, and I'm not only talking about for exercise. Your core is your stabilizer. It is in charge of giving you a healthy and strong posture. Both of these are essential to exercise. My blog posts have mainly been about running, and it is important for a runner to have a strong core! These exercises are a good foundation for the previous plyometric exercise I showed, and they will serve well for the lifts I video for next week.
These are a few examples of core exercises. The GHD sit-ups have a modification which is simply lowering your body to parallel. Back extension can be made tougher by holding onto a plate. If you have any questions on any of the exercises, feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! And also check out Coach Kylee's blog for some other great core exercises!