10 Best Core Exercises For Beginner to Advanced

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Though not a core exercise, this is a fantastic place to start because it sets the foundation for all core stability exercises. When discussing core stability.

Neutral, brace, breathe

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The dead bug is a wonderful ‘anti-extension’ core exercise for beginners. This exercise strengthens all lower back muscles that prevent stretching or arching.

Dead bug

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Most people have done this simple core workout, but novices love it. Hold on your forearms and toes with a neutral spine to avoid hip and lower back sag. 

Plank

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Core stability and functional carryover are achieved with this floor plank transition. To train "reactive strength" we place the forearms on a Swiss ball, which generates instability.

Swiss ball plank

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Great core stability and arm/leg movement exercise. Build a coffee table with four evenly spaced and weighted legs and a neutral or flat back to balance a cup of coffee (don't).

Bird dog

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A bear crawl is like a moving bird dog, but harder because you have both knees off the floor and must work harder to maintain and stabilize oneself, especially during motion. 

Bear crawl

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