🔥 CORE MUSCLES? THEY’RE PROBABLY MORE THAN YOU THINK!👇
🚨 The core muscles, very often confused for “the abZ bruh”, include the pelvic floor muscles, the transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae (sacrospinalis) especially the longissimus thoracis, and the diaphragm.
The lumbar muscles, quadratus Lumborum (deep portion), deep rotators, as well as cervical muscles, rectus capitus anterior and lateralis, longus coli may also be considered members of the core group, while minor core muscles include the latissimus dorsi, gluteus maximus, and trapezius.
So yeah, when it comes to strengthening your “core”, simply doing crunches won’t cut it.
Core conditioning improves posture, which even contributes to a better appearance. Moreover, developing core muscle strength can boost the effectiveness of workouts and reduce the risk of injuries that sideline our efforts to stay in shape.
If you guys want me to draw a good core workout routine
🚨 Frog crunch with leg raise
- Target muscles: Rectus Abdominis, Iliopsoas
- Synergists: Internal and External Obliques, Rectus Femoris, Sartorius
- Mechanics: Compound
- Force: Pull
✅ Starting position
- Lie supine (on your back) on the floor with your hands behind your head, your knees bent, and the soles of your feet together.
- Raise your feet a little off the floor.
- To protect your lower back, press it against the floor.
- Keeping your hands behind your head and the soles of your feet together, exhale as you simultaneously flex your abdomen and hips until you touch your elbows onto your thighs.
- Hold for a count of two.
- Inhale as you reverse the movement and lower your upper body and legs back to the starting position.
- Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.