Although the term “core” is often used in the same manner with “abs”, there is a huge difference between the two. The abs are just abs while the core consists of abs, glutes, lower back, and the hips.
Anything that involves the use of the abdominal and back muscles in coordinated manner counts as a core exercise. Given that core exercises target the muscles in the pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen, they help improve balance and stability.
Apart from strengthening your abs and the benefits above, training your core also improves your posture, relieves low back pain, boosts your athletic performance, and protects you against various injuries.
This first workout includes three simple exercises and will take less than five minutes to complete one circuit. If you’re feeling ambitious, try doing the entire routine a second time through.
Exercise #1: Skyscrapers — 10 per side
Exercise #2: Windshield Wipers — 10 per side
Exercise #3: Army Crawls — 36 steps
Day two’s workout includes four challenging moves that can be completed in five minutes or less. Again, try a second round of this core circuit if you want an extra challenge.
Exercise #1: Breakdancer — 15 per side
Exercise #2: Skydiver — Hold for 30 seconds
Exercise #3: Dead Bug — 10 reps
Exercise #4: Thread the Needle — 10 per side
Now it’s time for Day 3, our elite core workout!
This workout consists of four super-tough core exercises that are performed in a quick, six-minute circuit that will test every inch of your core strength.
Exercise #1: Crab kicks into Superman — 6 per side
Exercise #2: Star leg raise — 10 per side
Exercise #3: Side V-ups — 10 per side
Exercise #4: Over/unders — 10 per side
Stay healthy !!!