You use your core in almost all movements and we are dependent on it to bridge power between your upper and lower body. Core training is good for your posture, to protect your back and it used in almost all exercises we do. Frida Lindström takes us through her best tips for building core strength - four exercises will take all your training to the next level.
HOW TO DO THE WORKOUT SESSION
Try this workout to challenge your core. Do the exercises for 40 sec and rest for 20 sec. Repeat the exercises for 4 laps.
1. WINDMILL WITH KETTLEBELL
Benefit: Improve mobility in hips and hamstrings. Build core strength and improves your stability and mobility in your shoulders.
Stand hip width apart with both feet in 45 degree angle. Hold the kettlebell in your right hand and keep your arm stretched. Hold your left hand alongside your left leg. Fold from your hips and let your left hand touch the floor. Return to start position. Do one side at a time.
If you haven't tried this exercise before I recommend doing it without any weight to learn the movement first.
2. STAR WITH WEIGHT VEST
Benefit: Build core strength and improves your balance.
Start in a push up position. Lift your right arm and left leg at the same time. Return to start position and repeat on the other side.
3. KNEE TOUCH WITH WEIGHT VEST
Benefit: Build core strength.
Stand on all fours, let your knees hover above the floor. Touch your right leg with your left hand at the same time that you lift your right foot. Try to keep your hips steady. Repeat on the other side.
4. PEAK WITH MULTI BALANCE TRAINER
Benefit: Challenging for your core and shoulders.
Place your feet in the loops and stand in a push up position with your feet parallell to the floor. Pull your hips as high as you can, try to keep straight legs and arms. Return to start position.