Why you should strengthen your core muscles?
You know core exercises are good for you — but do you include core exercises in your fitness routine? Here’s why you should.

CORE EXERCISES IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY

Why is so important to work on our core muscles?
Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.

What is body weight training?
It is training with nothing more than your own bodyweight.

The great thing about body weight training is that regardless of age, strength, or experience level, everyone can do it – and everyone can benefit from it. It doesn’t matter if you are a top-level athlete looking to sharpen your edge, or a beginner who just wants to exercise and be fit.

Many people have little time to train, but still want to keep in good shape. With body weight training, you can get in a great workout wherever you are – in 20 minutes or less! All you need is to push as hard as you can and after the first round of exercise I can guarantee you’ll be breathless.

The coolest part is the variety of exercises you can put together can always be very motivating. In fact, many people have reported that they feel stronger than ever after dropping weights altogether in favor of bodyweight training.

You can still combine weights and body weight training very effectively. I know because I’ve done it…and that is something I will discuss frequently in my posts. I feel that even as little as 10 minutes of different bodyweight movements at the end of a workout will work wonders for your overall strength and flexibility; bodyweight movements can hit muscles you didn’t even know you had. This is something I always hear from my clients a day or two after doing intense body weight training.
Regardless of what situation you are in, there is a form of body weight training, which can help you be the best you can be and you can get in the best shape ever!

Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Indian Wrestlers, Shaolin Monks – you name it, they all used bodyweight exercises in their training… for the same reasons that every branch of the military still does today:

#1. Bodyweight training can be done anywhere.
#2. Bodyweight training works!

This training has taken a number of different forms throughout the centuries: yoga, calisthenics, muscle control, rope climbing, breathing exercises, pilates, isometrics, gymnastics, hand balancing, and others.

Lately many programs like Crossfit, PX90, TRX Training, Boot Camp, and others is all about getting in shape using your own body weight. So don’t wait any more and get start it!

Ps: I’ll be posting more workouts on bodyweight training, pilates and other workouts. To stay tune don’t forget to sign up for my free newsletter ☺

Best,
Andrea