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tbstorm 06-05-2011 02:37 PM

what are some core workouts?
 
hi,
Im looking to improve my core strength to improve my riding. if you could tell me some excersizes and how to do them that would be great!

thanks!

makin tracks 06-05-2011 04:03 PM

I like doing planks. That is getting on your elbows and toes, keeping your back straight and holding the position for a give length of time. You can start at say 30secs and work up from there. I generally do 1 min then have a min rest and go again for 3 - 5 reps then do 30 sec and 30 sec rest for 3 - 5.

You just build up your time. Then you can do things like one arm extended to your front and then an arm and a leg extended, or you can walk your legs around from side to side whilst keeping the position with your back straight.

Also any exercise whilst sitting / lying on an exercise ball will help activate your core muscles .

tbstorm 06-05-2011 04:18 PM

sounds good thank you!

PaintHorseMares 06-05-2011 11:01 PM

Google Pilates exercises and you'll find a whole bunch, and it's about the best thing around for core strength.

flytobecat 06-06-2011 12:37 AM

I like yoga. You still strengthen your core while building balance & flexibility.

tbstorm 06-06-2011 12:57 AM

Ooh that's a good idea we have a Yoga studio down the street! I thought it was for relaxing and stuff.... I don't get out much lol so I don't know this stuff :P and I did google pilates and I got some exercises that I'm going to try!! Thanks guys!!
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DutchFeather 06-19-2011 07:27 AM

Push ups!! Yes, it's an arm and shoulder exercise, but, you have to use your core to keep your body one flat and straight plane.

gypsygirl 06-19-2011 08:26 AM

i second doing planks !


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