Focus on the Core
Are you looking to get the beach body you want for summer? You won’t get a perfect midsection, bigger lifts, or better performance without a strong base. I’m thinking it’s time you put a bigger focus on your core.
When people think of their core they immediately think it’s all about the abs. That is actually only one piece of the puzzle.
Every muscle relies on your abs, hips, and lower back. THAT is your core. The lower back seems to be the one area that gets neglected the most so here are a couple of simple exercises to get you started.
Lay flat on your stomach with your arms out in front of you, palms to the floor. Lift your arms and legs from the floor. You will feel the contraction in your lower back muscles. Hold for 10 seconds then relax. Although it doesn’t really look like you are doing anything, this exercise is very deceiving and I guarantee you will feel the burn.
This one is very similar to the last exercise but with a tiny variation. Lay flat on your stomach just as before. Lift your right arm and your left leg at the same time. Hold for 10 seconds, relax, and switch. It works your lower back muscles a little differently but is just as effective. You always want to switch it up just to keep your muscles guessing.
So there you go! Throw these in to your workout at the gym or at home!