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The ‘Core’ muscles are the ones that stabilise your spine, shoulders and pelvis, providing the foundation of strength for your body. These muscles transform your abdomen and spine into a powerful, but flexible column, and enable you to move with purpose and control.
There are of course many muscles involved in your core, but generally the major muscles grouped under this heading are –
- Transversus Abdominis
- Dorsi (Spinalis & Longissimus)
- Lumborum (Ilio Costalis & Quadratus)
The following exercises are built around using a Dome (or Bosu), which increases the challenge to your body. The dome provides an unstable surface, forcing your muscles to use proprioception, i.e the ability of the body to maintain balance during motion, and therefore work harder by finding and retaining your centre of gravity throughout the exercise.
Perform them 3-4 times a week for maximum benefit, and train your way to an abs-solutely fabulous core!
Dome V Sit
Dome Pike Ups
Dome Airplane Balances
Dome Leg Exchanges
Dome Ab Curls
Dome Russian Twists