Core Training Exercises are excellent for developing core area strength. More specifically, core strength conditioning includes the areas of the body associated with the lower back, gluteals, hips, abdominals, and obliques.
The primary function of the core muscles are to work in unison with the rest of the body to promote structural stabilization, balance, and the ability to perform virtually every type of movement.
In addition, the core muscles are responsible for transferring power from the legs to the upper body and, in reverse, transferring power from the upper body to the legs.
Exercising the core area will strengthen joints associated with the elbows, shoulders, and knees, and provide improved raw power and endurance for the arms and legs.
Core training exercises primarily focus on the abdominal and lower truck muscles and are excellent for improving strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination. In addition, core training exercises also improve sports performance and reduce the probability of injury. Several additional health benefits associated with core training include reduced back pain, stronger joints, improved muscle tone and strength, improved muscle, ligament, and tendon strength and flexibility, improved bowel function, reduced incontinence and gastrointestinal issues, and improved posture.
Elevated Leg Curl Up
This exercise targets both the upper and lower abdominals muscles. This exercise is moderately difficult to perform and requires no equipment other than a floor mat for added comfort.