Some CORE exercises to shed off those extra pounds!

If you are like many of the millions of Americans who tuned into the Super Bowl this year and ate everything in sight then no worries! Here are some core exercises you can perform at home with no equipment required to shed off some of those extra pounds and to tighten up those core muscles

All exercises are to be performed at your own risk. If you have any medical conditions and you are unsure about any of the exercises presented here please consult with your doctor or physical therapist.

Start by holding for 10 seconds and performing 10 times. Increase the hold time as the exercise becomes easier for you to perform.

Start by holding for 10 seconds and performing 10 times. Increase the hold time as the exercise becomes easier for you to perform.
Start by holding for 10 seconds and performing 10 times. Increase the hold time as the exercise becomes easier for you to perform.
Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Start of "dying bug"
Start of “dying bug”
Second step to "dying bug" Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Second step to “dying bug” Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Start of "Quadruped Bird Dogs"
Start of “Quadruped Bird Dogs”
Second Part to Bird Dogs. Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Second step to Bird Dogs. Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Same as Bird Dogs except LEGS ONLY. You can start here if the exercise above is too difficult
Same as Bird Dogs except LEGS ONLY. You can start here if the exercise above is too difficult
A bridge performed with a physioball if you have one. Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
A bridge performed with a physioball if you have one. Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Squats. In order to make squat exercises more difficult hold the squat for 10 seconds. Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.
Squats. In order to make squat exercises more difficult hold the squat for 10 seconds. Perform 3 sets of 10. Increase to 3 sets of 12, etc as the exercise becomes easy.

REMEMBER, for all exercises you should make sure you are tightening your abs.

ENJOY!

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