Core Workouts for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide to Strengthen Your Core

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Core Exercises for Beginners

  1. Plank: Hold a plank position with your forearms on the ground and your body in a straight line.
  2. Bird Dog: Start in a tabletop position, then extend your right arm and left leg simultaneously.
  3. Crunches: Lie on your back with your hands behind your head. Raise your upper body and crunch your abs.
  4. Side Plank: Hold a side plank position with your forearm and feet on the ground.
  5. Leg Raises: Lie on your back with your hands under your hips. Raise your legs straight up.
  6. Russian Twists: Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your feet off the ground. Twist your torso from side to side.

Benefits of Strengthening Your Core

  • Improve posture
  • Reduce back pain
  • Enhance balance
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve athletic performance

Tips for Beginners

  • Start with beginner-friendly exercises.
  • Focus on proper form.
  • Start with short sets and gradually increase the duration and intensity.
  • Listen to your body and rest when needed.
  • Incorporate core exercises into your daily routine.

By Dr. Jane Doe, Physical Therapist

Dr. Jane Doe is a licensed physical therapist with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in rehabilitation and injury prevention.

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