Hi, my name is Melanie Keyter. I am a personal trainer at Steve Nash Fitness World Kitsilano. My passion is to help people change their lives by starting with the CORE values, being healthy, having fun and achieving anything you put your mind to. I believe every person deserves the right to have good health and to be happy inside and out.
So what better way than to start with the centre of it all, the CORE, the importance of having good posture, preventing injury, better balance and stability when aging. This is your support system for everyday activities, all exercise activities and strength.
Follow these 7 GT12 stations to build a stronger abs.
(The following workout involves back, glutes, thighs)
- This is a great bodyweight floor exercise that mainly targets the abdominal muscles, but also engages your lower back, butt and thighs.
- Supine flutter Kicks holding dumbbells.
This exercise targets the mid and lower abs, but also engages your glutes, hip flexors, quads and adductors.
Helps to engage core, improves posture and defines back muscles.
- Bear shoulder taps.
Engages the core just like in doing the plank, but because you’re moving it engages more muscles and forces to core to work harder. This exercise works your whole body, but focusses more on shoulders, arms and glutes.
- Landmine Standing Rotation.
This exercise primarily uses your core for balance and stabilization.
Engages muscles like shoulders, triceps and chest.
- Plank with alternating 1 arm forward reach.
This exercise helps improve isometric strength in your core muscles, as well as helping you with posture.
- Crab position alternating toe touches.
Shoulders and triceps supports the upper body, hamstrings and quads supports the lower body, but most important keeping those hips up, works the abs and glutes. The higher the hips, the more the core needs to work.