If you are looking to build your core, you probably think that you need to swipe your gym membership card 6 days a week and hit the weights hard. The reality is that this is not the case. Building your core doesn’t have to be all about free weights and hours upon hours in the gym. In fact, using the following exercises can allow you to build your core at home without any weights.
Press ups are a great exercise that allow you to build your upper body as well as your abs, obliques and transverse abdominis. To perform this exercise place your hands a bit more than shoulder width apart and look up as you lower yourself so your chest is about an inch above the floor. Ensure that your body is straight and stiff the entire time. After you have done one press up, move your entire body to the right and perform another rep – crab style. Now move your body back to the left and repeat.
Plank Walk Outs
Start in a press up position and slowly walk your hands in front of you. When you begin to really feel the burn and think you can’t go any further, slowly start to walk back with your hands.
This difficult core exercise was actually developed by strength coach, Gary Cook. With this exercise you will start out on your back with your arms held above your head. Start by flexing one hip and bringing your thigh to your body while your calf remains parallel to the ground. Now flex your core and bring the elbow from your opposite side in to touch your knee. Now roll onto the flexed hip side and then return to the start position. Repeat this exercise for both sides and always remember to keep your relaxed and arm extended at all times.
If this is a little confusing, check out this video showing a demonstration of this core building exercise.
Start in a standard press up position. Bring one leg close to your arm on the same side while also walking your arm out on the opposite side in front of you. Then do the exact same thing with your other leg and arm. You can kick the difficulty meter up a notch by doing bear crawls both backwards and forwards.
Here is a video showing this exercise in action.
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