Posted on September 12, 2017 by Kim Mead

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these tasks would be much harder.

Training Session

Choose a cardio machine and start your training session with a 5 to 10 minute warm up. A good warm up will reduce the risk of injury through mobilising the joints, preparing your body for the main workout.

Attempt 2 to 3 sets of these exercises below and take 60-90 seconds passive recovery between sets.

Passive recovery could be light exercise such as walking, or standing on a bosu – be creative!

20 x Forward Lunge with Torso Twist
20 x Woodchop with Medicine Ball
20 x Low Cable Abdominal Crunches
20 x Bicycle Crunches
20 seconds Swiss Ball Plank
20 x Swiss Ball Crunches
20 x Russian Twists
20 x Alternating Leg Raises

10 mins Stretching to cool down

You can use this set of exercises as part of another workout or simply complete it on its own!

Kinga Tolgyesi, Gym &pa Operative, One Tower Bridge