Why Core Exercise Seems Easy When It Should Be Difficult


When you’re working on core exercises, you have to follow what is called “good form”.  That means the exercises have to be done correctly in order for you to get all the benefits of each exercise, which in turn, helps you to reach your fitness goals.

One example of a basic core exercise is the Dead Bug. While lying on your back, move your arms and legs back and forth. Your spine and hips are steady.

The Dead Bug Exercise looks easy, like almost anyone could do it. But, if you flail your limbs in the air, and rock back and forth, you’ve missed the point of the exercise.

The goal in core exercise is to stabilize your body, not to toss yourself around on the mat getting winded, and losing control of the movement.

In fact, your breathing should be as stable as your hips and spine. Gasping and sputtering through core work is not where you want to go.  When you perform the basic core exercises correctly, you’ll be ready for a more challenging workload.

Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City..  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

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