The trunk of your body or your "core" is the source of all your movement. A strong core will make your whole life easier and your derby game even more phenomenal. First of all, what does the word "core" actually refer to? Most people believe that this refers to your abs. That is only part of the answer though. Your core refers to all of the muscles in your abdominal region, your hip flexors, obliques, diaphragm,glutes, lats, traps, and all of the muscles along your spine. This is a lot of area to focus on, however, we can cover it effectively with relative simplicity. Crunches are a great exercise but they are not necessarily a core exercise . Planks, on the other hand, focus on all of the stabilizing muscles that make up the core and force them to work properly. The benefits to this kind of work out are better balance and stability, improved endurance, better posture, and more overall strength without a huge, muscley appearance. Be stronger and look better doing it; not too bad! Here is your workout for today!!!
10 min. Warm Up
4x 30 sec. plank
4x 15 sec. bridge
2x 15 sec. side plank(each side)
4x 15 sec. double leg abdominal press
4x 10 sec. supermans
3x 10 woodchops with resistance
2x 25 torso twists with medicine ball
2x 25 ball crunches
2x leg lifts (drawing numbers 1-10)
2x 25 bicycle crunches
5 min. Cool down
Enjoy and please feel free to ask if there are any questions!!!