Friday, February 1, 2013
Two core exercises to build strength to protect the low back and trim the waistline.
These two exercises do not require equipment but proper form is key.
First exercise is a Side Plank with Scoop. If being up on your extended arm is too much, go down on your elbow. From this starting position, then scoop your arm under you body (see 2nd photo). Repeat 10 times on each side.
The second exercise is the Suitcase Crunch. This targets your lower and upper abs, obliques (sides or muffin tops :). It is also a good glut stretch. For this one, try to crunch together your legs and upper body. Ten on each side with this one too.
The best workout is to do a set of each and then go back and forth 3 times.
Do this every other day and I promise you will feel better about that bathing suite weather coming. And your lower back will be happier because it has some support.