Most people tend to exercise to lose weight and maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI), though, there are lesser known benefits of a simple core and stability training that not only help you attain a flatter tummy but also help strengthen your neck, back and your posture. In the present day, people have no choice but to work before computer screens for long hours and also, our unhealthy diets and eating habits tend to lead us to a vast array of problems where neck and back ailments are most prominent of the issues. Even when it comes to exercising, not choosing the right exercise by your body type and your physical needs can sometimes act to your disadvantage and give rise to more issues than before.
Technique and knowledge make up an essential component of exercising to avoid any injury. Regular core stability exercise is not only about abs; it improves your back muscle strength but also helps you attain a better posture while getting rid of a plaguing pain in the back. Moreover, core exercises are also known to strengthen your abdominal muscles and in turn alleviate menstrual cramps, what a bonus!
Here are a few easy but promising exercises that help strengthen your core:
Shift your weight onto your elbows directly under your shoulders and hold in this position for 30 seconds and gradually build on your endurance as you strengthen your core. Make sure your posture is aligned. If you face any difficulty, you can choose to drop your knees to the ground for more support.
This exercise is similar to a plank but sideways. Lay your weight on the elbow while maintaining a 45 degree angle from the floor.
For beginners, this might look much easier than the plank but it works just as effectively as it works on your core. Hold in this position for 30 seconds and gradually build on your endurance as you move along.
Leg raises while in the plank position adds on to your endurance. Alternate between your right and left foot in intervals.
If you are familiar with crunches, this is the exercise for you! Place your hands on the ground and then raise your legs and position them perpendicular to the ground. Then proceed to raise your legs into the air. Repeat this in sets of 5-10 at a time depending on your endurance levels and gradually build on the count.
You can look up for more exercises that strengthen your core and incorporate them into your routine to reap the benefits of a good core and stability workout.
These no equipment exercises and are not only convenient but also pave your path to a stronger back. Power through these exercises today and experience the change for yourselves.