The Power of your Core

Hump dayyyyy! And it’s a gorgeous and sunny morning here in Wisconsin.

I’ve been thinking and planning a lot the last few days about how to strengthen my core (back and abs, all around) as well as my shoulders. I LOOOVE practicing inversions, so I know how important core and shoulder strength are for stability and balance.

Even though I run (which works your core) and do abdominal workouts every other day, there is still so much more to learn about how to strengthen and ACTIVATE your core when you try harder poses and transitions.
imageI did some research on how to strengthen your core and figured these would be some great workouts to incorporate into my daily/weekly schedule. My goals are to be able to do a comfortable pistol squat with both legs, as well as a handstand with no wall support at all! That’s been a goal of mine for awhile now, and I’m allllllllllmost there 🙂
imageHere are some workouts I found – give them a try! See what you think 🙂

Strong Core Focus Workout

6-Minute Yoga for Better Abs

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I’ve also used an e-book written by Morgan DeYoung called Ab’Asanas, which I highly recommend. It’s got a great variety of exercises to incorporate into your yoga practice, so try it out! She’d love to see your results. 🙂

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Lastly, I use TurboFire workouts as often as I can in addition to my running and weight-lifting, so I HIGHLY recommend trying them too! 🙂

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Do you have an awesome core workouts or exercises you love or live by? I’d love to try some new ones!

Also, it goes without saying that a strong and healthy core heavily relies on healthy, clean eating. I will compile a post about those tips in the future. It is crucial to balance food with exercise, since everything starts internally. Input is output! Let’s get STRONG!

Peace and love, xoxo.

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