Your core consists of the muscles that stabilize your spine and hips, and includes all the muscles of your abdomen, back, glutes and upper legs.
A strong core helps protect your entire midsection, and enhances both mobility and stability, which improves movement efficiency and keeps your muscles functioning in coordination with one another.
This helps improve your balance, posture and strength. Try this exercise to improve your core strength:
Lie on your back and extend your right leg up in the air. Your thigh should be perpendicular to your torso and your shin parallel to the ground.
Next, lift your right leg two to three inches off the ground, hold for a few seconds, then switch legs.
Make sure your lower back is in a neutral position during the entire exercise. You can put one hand in the small of your back to gauge this, making sure your back neither presses down or lifts up from your hand.
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