When I hear the words "core workout," I don't ask questions, I usually just sign on with dreams of a six-pack. The funny thing is, I can't even list what muscles make up the core, let alone know if I'm targeting them all equally with said workouts.
This realization quickly turned into a mini identity crisis that has me questioning everything about my fitness habits. Luckily, ACE-certified personal trainer and the CEO of Model Trainers Sean Alexander has some answers.
"Your core is composed of many muscles in the abdomen, hips, back, butt, and legs — it's necessary to work all of these muscles when training your core," Alexander says.
For improved posture, boosted balance, and a healthier back (just a few pros of a strong core), Alexander says to focus on these seven muscle groups: the rectus abdominis, external oblique, internal oblique, serratus anterior, transverse abdominis, serratus anterior, transverse abdominis, transverse abdominis, erector spinae, and hip flexors.
"A very simple workout that can be performed to target all of the muscles comprising your core includes only three movements: the full crunch, bicycle crunch, and hanging leg raises," Alexander says.
Since these moves require zero weight, he adds that theRead More – Source