Core Strengthening Exercises

Core strengthening or core stability is the name given to the strengthening of the corset of muscles surrounding the back and abdomen. Having a good core can help prevent injury and more importantly improve performance. Here we explain core strengthening and demonstrate beginners, intermediate and advanced exercises.

Core strengthening explained

Core stability is the name given to the strengthening of the corset of muscles surrounding the back and abdomen. Here we explain core strengthening theory and provide an overview of the muscles involved and benefits of strengthening. Core exercises have become a staple of elite and amateur level athletes not just for injury prevention but to enhanve performance as well.

How to contract the core muscles

Correct technique is essential to benefit from core strengthening exercises. This is the first stage of core stability exercises and sets the stage for all subsequent strengthening techniques. The following techniques are methods by which you can engage your core muscles. Trying to rush exercises without correct core contraction will not give the same benefits.

Beginners core strengthening exercises

Here we demonstrate some beginners introductory core strengthening exercises which are suitable for all levels and promote core stability and strength.

Intermediate Core strengthening exercises

Here we demonstrate some Intermediate core strengthening exercises which are suitable for most athletes who are comfortable doing the beginners ones.

Advanced core strengthening exercises

These exercises are more advanced and require a higher level of strength in order to perform them with correct technique.