Category: Core Strengthening Exercises

Are Crunches Your Friend or Foe?

Strengthening our core to support our running routine is an absolute necessity. Using the proper core strengthening exercises can allow you to safely work out your core muscle group.  Learn why crunches have been the …

Engage Your Core

When working your core muscles it is important to remember that they exist to help you maintain balance and stability. For that reason, proper exercise of any part of your body will result in the …

Strong Core, Strong Body

Our core muscle group is what supports our entire body.  Maintaining a strong core is essential for the proper form and strength it takes to perform movement correctly. Without engaging our core muscles we overwork …

How to Maintain a Strong Core

I started a strength training program this week in preparation for my half marathon training. If I am going to run 13.1 miles, my muscles better be able to support me. After a combination of …

Best Core Strengthening Exercises

My biggest indicator that my core needed to be strengthened and trained was the reoccurring back injury that kept me from training for longer races. Every time I would nurse it back to health, it …

Core Training for Improved Performance

The first thing I learned when I started running was that a strong core is absolutely necessary to maintain a prolonged running routine.  Engaging your core muscles while you run relieves some of the pressure …

4 Reasons to Try a Bosu Ball

Have you ever used a Bosu Ball? It looks like half of an exercise ball.  It’s used quite similarly, except with more stability, or less – depending how you use it.  Since it doesn’t roll, you are …