3 Mistakes that I see ALL the time in Core Workouts that could be hindering your progress and even leading to some back & neck pain.
#1 Putting your Hands Behind your Butt/Back
So many people do this because they have back pain when doing this movement...but what they don't realize is that by putting your hands behind your back you are completely negating using your core AND that if you were having back pain during this movement it's better for you to REGRESS the movement to heel taps so that you can learn to engage the core properly.
#2 Pulling your Neck Forward instead of to the ceiling when doing the classic Crunch
You want to pretend like there is a string attached to your nose and it is pulling you UP not forward. You also should not be PULLING on your neck while doing this, your hands are simply allowing your neck a place to stay and live
#3 The Plank Hip Tap
So many times I see people legit just rolling their body on the...
Have you ever done some core movements and thought…wow my neck hurts?
It’s actually super common, in this video we are going to go over what you can do to get rid of that pain so you can actually feel the core movements in the RIGHT area.
Number 1: Warm-up your Neck
We hold onto a lot of stress and tension in our neck and we sit hunched over a lot days. So doing these movements will help alleviate some of that built up tension.
Number 2: Tongue on Top of Mouth
Literally sounds so crazy but it does help! Put the tongue on the top of your. Mouth and try to crunch that way
Number 3: Go up instead of Forward
Instead of going forward with your crunch, pretend there is a string attached to your nose and it is pulling it straight up to the ceiling. Up instead of forward.
Number 4: Hands do NOT lift Neck
Make sure your hands are just supporting neck and not PULLING the neck up
Number 5: Use a Towel to Rest...
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Has there been times you are doing core exercises and all you do is feel them in your legs or even maybe your lower back?
This is super common and a lot of it has to do with tight hip flexors taking over that core movement.
So how do we actually get to target our core properly then? I am going to show you TWO things in this video that will be total game-changers!
1- Proper Warm-up
2-Proper Core activation
3-Then we will go through and test out a core movement to see if we feel a change in
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So you want to get a stronger core?! I hate to break it to ya, but all those fancy core moves…aren’t the best way to build a strong foundation and see results. So I am going to take you back to the BASICS. With 4 moves that you need to add to your core routine and MASTEr so that you have a strong foundation and can get one step closer to getting stronger
You core is a part of everything you do…so ya need to have a strong one!
00:50 Table Top Hold
04:05 The Deadbug
05:03 The Bear Hold
06:41 Single Leg Stands
You need to be consistent with these moves!! A six pack and a core doesn’t just come over night!
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