Simple Core Exercises for Beginners to Athletessimple core exercises

Are you looking for a few simple core exercises to tighten your midsection?

Do you wanna know how to lose your muffin top fast?

Then, you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t have to flail about on the floor to have a good ab workout.

What is the Core?

Your body’s trunk comprises the core and is responsible for:

  1. Bending in any direction
  2. Twisting
  3. Tightening your midsection
  4. Standing upright
  5. Stabilizing the spine

You should train your core in all these types of movements as possible to get the most functional training and development.

Essentially, functional training is when you exercise to improve how you perform in another regular movement and daily function.[1]

In other words, you do exercises that equate to activity you do outside of your workout routine.

Today, let’s shoot for a common core movement – bending.

Simple Core Exercises #1: Front & Back Bends

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  1. Place your hands on your hips.
  2. Bend at the waist as far forward as you can go.
  3. Pause in this position, squeeze your abs for a 3-count and then come back up.
  4. Then bend back as far as you can go.
  5. Immediately return to the start position.

Simple Core Exercises #2: Side Bends

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  1. Extend one arm directly overhead with your bicep by your ear.
  2. Keep your other arm at your side and bend your body directly to that side.
  3. Allow the downward arm to slide along the side of your thigh until your reach your full range of motion.
  4. Squeeze your mid-section as you bring your body upright.

A Few Tips for These Simple Core Exercises

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  • Try to do these simple core exercises for about 30-60 seconds each.
  • When you comfortably perform these core stability exercises for 30-50 repetitions, you are on the fast track to excellent core development.

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In the meantime…

Use these simple core exercises in your next stomach workouts.

Good luck!

[1] Bryant, Cedric. (2011, May 11). What is functional strength training?. Retrieved from


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