2 Simple Steps for a Stronger Core

2 Simple Steps for a Stronger Core

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today's workout is a super easy move that will help you work towards a stronger core, while supporting your back. Check out the quick how-to below and get ready to sweat. 

Benefits: This simple, yet very effective, exercise will challenge your balance and activate your core muscles. You will also use your legs and glutes to support your lower body.

Step 1: Place your upper back on a soft, medium size ball, with hands behind your head to support your neck. Keep knees bent and feet flat on the mat, hip width apart.

Step 2: Using your core muscles, curl up from the ball then back over it into the extension.

Repeat 6 to 10 times.

Honest Tip: Be sure to keep your pelvis and torso still while doing this move. Try to keep your weight centered and avoid rocking from side to side on the ball.

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

This post is solely for informational purposes. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for health advice. Before undertaking any course of exercise, you should seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider.

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