Your core. These muscles are right smack dab in the center of your body and can make or break that swimsuit you have been eyeing during the summer season. Core strength goes much farther than just looks though. Building your core can help improve your strength and performance in other physical activities. Your core muscles include your abs, back muscles, and muscles around the pelvis, which connects your upper and lower body. A strong core can help improve the function of your arms and legs as well as provide stability and balance. You use your core in almost every movement you do throughout the day, whether it be household acts, on the job movements, as well as sports and other fun activities. On top of that a strong core can help prevent back pain, which throws a wrench in any physical activity, even the necessary movements. Weak core muscles also contribute to slouching and poor posture. Good posture can trim your silhouette and project confidence into the world! More importantly, it lessons wear and tear on the spine and allows you to breathe deeply, helping oxygen get to areas in your body which need the healing. Follow this simple workout routine at home when you can't make it to the Body Loft!
Warm Up: 30 seconds each
-Speed Skaters -Jumping Jacks -Forward Lunge (Alternating Legs) -Squats (Add a Jump!)
-Booty Kicks -Jog in Place -High Knees
Work Out: 30 seconds each
-Mt. Climbers -Sit Ups -Squat Jacks -Bicep Curl (Use a full Water Bottle or Rock!) -Tricep Extensions -Leg Lift (Laying Flat on the Floor) -Wall Sit -Plank -1 Legged Shoulder Press -Push Ups
Cardio Blast Combos 30 Second Each
-3 Jumping Jacks to 3 Push Ups -5 Booty Kicks to 5 High Knees
-2 Forward Lunges to 2 Squat Jacks -3 Mtn Climbers to 3 Plank Jacks
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