You don’t need fancy equipment or a complex setup to get a small core workout in. Here are some simple exercises that can be done from the comfort of your chair.
Sitting arm flutter
Sitting leg raises
Sitting Russian twists
NOTE: Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout these exercises. If you feel pain STOP and seek medical advice.
Everyday Core Exercises
Having a strong core is the basis of all movement. Just like a pyramid needs a strong base so it doesn’t crumble down on itself, the same goes for the body. Findings good core exercises isn’t hard but finding exercises that are both effective and safe to perform while rehabilitating from an injury can be difficult.
The 3 exercises in the video will challenge both the anterior and posterior kinetic chain, increase core stability and proprioception, as well as increase overall strength and endurance. All these benefits with limited risk of injury or re-exacerbation of symptoms, what are you waiting for!
Glut bridge with marching
All these exercises should be performed for 8 repetitions, 2x/day, every other day for those just getting into these types of exercises and daily for those that have core exercises before.
Advanced Core Exercises
The Bunkie exercises are advanced core exercises that are great at building core stability and strength. They can also be used to assess if any discrepancies exist between the anterior/posterior/lateral kinetic chains (e.g. if you are much stronger doing back plank vs. front plank you know your abdominals need some work).