Good Core Exercises To Strengthen Core Muscles | Core Strengthening Exercises
There are many different formats and techniques which can be used when designing workouts incorporating core strengthening exercises. Core strengthening exercises which vary in speed and intensity, such as the Core Strength And Speed Training for Football, are good core exercises to strengthen core muscles. However, using and focusing on only one exercise to strengthen the core muscles will strengthen and train the muscles in a different manner. Performing multiple core strengthening exercises, one after the other, forces the core muscles to strengthen by creating tension on the muscles at different speeds, intensities, and angles. This creates great activation in multiple core muscles involved in body stabilization, rotational power, balance, and body control.
When only one exercise for the core muscles is utilized at a time athletes can benefit from this sort of training by focusing on taxing and strengthening a smaller amount of muscle mass in the athletes core. This allows the athlete to focus and strengthen an individual part of the abs before using multiple core strengthening exercises to tax and force all of the core muscles to work together to rotate and move the body.
Get Familiar With The Core Strengthening Exercises Used
To complete the Elite Athlete Unstable Core Strengthening Exercises athletes will need to be familiar with three good core exercises: Knee Tucks, The Pike, and the Single Leg Pike. Even though all of these core strengthening exercises will be performed from the unstable position on top of the Kbands Training Stability Ball it is imperative that less advanced athletes go to the Training Section and learn more about the technique and execution of these three core strengthening exercises before beginning to ensure they use the correct form and technique.
The first core muscles strengthening drill athletes will need to be familiar with is the Knee Tuck. This move can be practiced on the KB Duo before being performed on the Kbands Training Stability Ball. This core muscles strengthening drill requires the athlete to maintain extended arms from the upward pushup position while “Tucking” or driving the knees, in a controlled manner, toward the chest before reaching and extending the legs back to the starting position.
The second of the three core strengthening exercises is called the “Pike” and can also be practiced on the KB Duo before being executed on the Kbands Training Stability Ball. This unstable core muscles training move requires the athlete to keep their knees and arms straight as they use their abdominal strength to flex at their hips and raise their butt into the air. This core muscles strengthening exercise needs to be performed under control and athletes should not let their hips go below parallel during the deceleration phase of the Elite Athlete Unstable Core Strengthening Exercises. A big part of gaining strength in core muscles, with good core exercises, is controlling every movement during the core strengthening exercises.
The final drill of the three good core exercises which make up the Elite Athlete Unstable Core Strengthening Exercises is the “Single Leg Pike”. Just as the previous two core muscles strengthening drills, this ab exercise can be practiced on the KB Duo before being performed on the unbalanced surface of the Kbands Training Stability Ball. This core muscles strengthening exercise is the same as the regular “Pike” exercise but is performed with one foot at a time, instead of both feet.
Combined, these three good core exercises make up the Elite Athlete Unstable Core Strengthening Exercises.
Put Three Good Core Exercises Together For An Intense Workout
Now athletes will combine all three good core exercises described in the previous section to create and execute the Elite Athlete Unstable Core Strengthening Exercises. Athletes will begin by placing both feet on top of a properly inflated Kbands Training Stability Ball. Athletes will want to position their legs so the Kbands Training Stability Ball is far enough up the shins of the athlete so the feet do not move off the Stability Ball when the legs are fully tucked into the body.
Athletes will begin with the “Knee Tuck” and perform 6-10 repetitions before moving directly into the “Double Legged” or original “Pike”. Athletes will perform 6-10 “Pikes” before moving into the “Single Leg Pike” and performing 6-10 repetitions on each leg. Athletes will perform 2-3 rounds of the Elite Athlete Unstable Core Strengthening Exercises either at the end of a training session or directly before moving into Sports Specific Drills. Athletes who are using the core strengthening exercises in a timed circuit style workout can perform a round of 20-25 seconds on each of the core strengthening exercises. Allow 60-75 seconds of rest between sets. If necessary, athletes can also allow 15 seconds of rest between sets of exercises until core muscles have adapted to the core strengthening exercises.
Athletes and coaches need to remember that these good core exercises are also challenging core strengthening exercises and athletes who do not possess the balance or strength to complete the core muscles building drill should begin by performing the core strengthening exercises with the KB Duo. Although still challenging, the KB Duo will not challenge the athletes balance as much as when the core strengthening exercises are performed from the unstable surface of the Kbands Training Stability Ball.
Good Core Exercises To Strengthen Core Muscles
After a proper warmup, core strengthening exercises can be an appropriate and efficient dynamic warmup. Good core exercises like the Elite Athlete Unstable Core Strengthening Exercises allow all of the core muscles to be taken through a proper range of motion and efficiently warmed up for a training session. By incorporating the hips and arms into the core strengthening exercises athletes can also warm up the upper and lower body.
Performing a dynamic warmup which utilizes good core exercises before a training session allows the joints in the hips, shoulders, arms, and legs to increase lubrication and readiness for training. Dynamic and active warmups are also great for generating more neurological connections between the brain and muscles.