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Core Stability

Discussion in 'Fitness Health and Exercise' started by Bella30, 19 May 2011 Social URL.

  1. Bella30

    Bella30 Silver Member

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    Hi All

    can anyone recommend good exercises for strengthening the core? I went on my mum's Wii at the weekend and got told I was obese and had no balance and need to work on my core muscles! I wasn't happy in the slightest and can't haven't stopped thinking about it since so was after some advice if anyone has any? I would continue to use the wii but i dont live with my mum and can't afford to buy one!

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    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

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    doing the plank helps :)
     
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    Yes, the plank is a brilliant one - google a video if you're not sure how to do it. Squat thrusts are great too.

    Pilates is the best type of workout for core strength - if you don't want to pay to join a class, you could probably get a good DVD for £5 from Amazon - just make sure you read the reviews!

    Don't take what the Wii said to heart either - it's only a games console, after all :) I went on one a couple of years ago when I was actually really fit, and it told me I had a fitness age of over 50! I was 20 at the time! So take what it said with a pinch of salt - but there's definitely no harm in working on your weaknesses!
     
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    Totally agree with all the above - don't take too much notice but we can all do with tightening up on those core muscles. Plank is brilliant and I am in awe of Gina being able to do 2 mins as I can only manage about 30 seconds but I've been doing it 3 times a week for the last couple of weeks and I am noticing a difference already.
     
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    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

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    took 12 monthes to get it :/ i still shake really bad but improvement can be done.

    my attack instructor got made to hold the plank for 4 minutes during her training o_O
     
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    Ah, thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate your comments. I think I'm going to start doing the plank on a more regular basis now and am going to give yoga a try on Monday night with a friend so will let you know how I get on! xxx
     
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