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Core Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Core Exercises.

Concentrate On Your Core

Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you...  Read more

6 Essential Variables in Weight Training

Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete. By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  Read more

Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age. Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou...  Read more

No More Exercise Excuses!

We begin a new fitness routine with the best of intentions—telling ourselves that we’ll hit the gym three times a week—but actually accomplishing what we set out to do can be harder than expected. Combining a busy work week with oth...  Read more

Need ideas for exercise/fitness games...
Updated 7/22/2014 6:19:11 AM

I have started a "Biggest Loser" type challenge in our community and wanted to have games and activities that will be fun and help burn calories. The problem is that everyone in the group is of all different weights and physical ability. For instan...  Read more

How do you make yourself start exercising?
Updated 7/22/2014 4:02:57 PM

I know how to exercise, I know how to eat right. My baby #4 is five months, my twins are 3 & my oldest is almost 5. I gained a little with each pregnancy & then my Dad passed away a month before I had my 5 month old & I ate to comfort myself. Needles...  Read more

exercising when sore
Updated 7/21/2014 4:49:58 AM

I did a lower body ST session on Friday and felt super sore yesterday and today. I went hiking today and walked a lot yesterday thinking that it would help but it doesn't seem to work. Should I do the same work out tomorrow if I am still sore...  Read more

Beginning core exercises
Updated 7/20/2014 1:43:30 AM

I have decided to start doing exercises to strengthen my core muscles to see if it will help with my back problems. Does anyone have a good starting place for a noob like me? I have NEVER been able to do crunches, so needless to say, my core muscles...  Read more

Weight-loss and exercise when you have MS
Updated 7/18/2014 12:21:28 PM

I am struggling with weight -loss due to having MS. I can only walk for short distances before my legs need a rest. I have to use a walker to walk so aerobic exercise is limited to swimming and stationary bicycle. I do to therapeutic massage weekly b...  Read more

Swap the Desk Chair for a Swiss Ball

When you sit on a Swiss Ball, even sitting becomes a gentle core exercise, and will improve all your other exercise, too! 322...  Read more

Exercise with a friend

I have a workout buddy. When we get to core exercises, we do "players choice." We each pick out a core exercise for upper, middle, and lower abs and rotate doing them. Being accountable to someone else makes a huge difference in my commitment to...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

10 Core Stabilizing Exercises

For many of us working our core is one area of the body that is often neglected as it takes time to see the results of all our hard work. But working these muscles is just as important, if not more so, than working the other areas of your body. The r...  Read more

Your Guide to Flat Abs

Many people want to have flat abs, but have trouble getting them. Attaining visible abdominal definition depends on a low body fat percentage that isn't realistic for many and your genetics plays a part of it as well, but that doesn't mean y...  Read more

Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core Exercises with Dumbbells and/or Barbell

I got a set of 10lb dumbbells, but no barbell yet...coming soon! The best advice I can give with dumbbells is what my personal trainer told me. He said, "if you cant lift it go lower, if you can lift it with some difficulties do less reps and watch y...  Read more

Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core Exercises with Dumbbells and/or Barbell

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