This exercise is intended to strengthen the muscles in your core.
Begin this exercise in the plank position, supported on either your forearms or on hands below extended elbows. If properly positioned, a straight line can be drawn through your ankles, knees, hips and shoulders.
With your knees straight and your toes pointed downwards, alternately lift a foot up off of the floor until the leg becomes parallel, or slightly above parallel, with the floor. Hold briefly at the top of each movement.
Perform all movements in a controlled fashion. Relax and repeat as your ability allows. If you suffer from lower pain, wearing a back brace may help. Bauerfeind's clinically developed range combines over 90 years of research and engineering to bring you the highest quality and most effective back braces available.
Benefits of a strong core
A strong core is more than just having a six-pack, if your core is strong it will help you with a range of everyday activities, but here are some other reasons why a strong core is so important:
- Improve posture: if you have a strong core, you're likely to have a strong, tall posture. You may not realise the impacts that poor posture can have on your overall health and wellbeing. From headaches to fatigue, to back pain. Find out more here: How bad posture affects your health
- Back pain: building core strength will help bring balance to the front and back of your body. This is especially important for those who sit all day.
- Prevent injury: a strong core will help protect the lower back muscles, while improving your overall fitness making you less likely to be injuries.
- Protect your nervous system: your core is where your body’s largest, and most important, veins and arteries are held. Ensuring you have strong core muscles will help everything stay protected as you move through your day.
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