Tag Archives: Core exercises

5 Marathon Training Mistakes, and how to fix them

We have officially crossed over to spring, and with that begins the marathon training and racing season. Anyone who has trained for 26.2 can tell you that best laid plans ┬ádo not always pan out. Sometimes we experience a really … Continue reading

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Why crunches are a waste of your time (and what to do instead)

I am constantly asked by patients if they should be doing crunches to strengthen their core and reduce their back pain. The answer is an emphatic NO. The reason is best explained by our anatomy. There are four layers of … Continue reading

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5 Exercises to Challenge your Core

Its time for more Ab work! A strong core keeps your back and hips happy throughout your day, and helps prevent injury. Remember to keep your abdominals engaged by imagining pulling your belly button under your rib cage during every … Continue reading

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5 Planks to strengthen your Core

As promised, here is the second round of plank exercises, a bit more challenging the first. I don’t need to expound on the benefits of planks again, but they are a wonderful way to strengthen the entirety of the core, … Continue reading

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4 Plank Exercises to Tighten your Core

The “core”, is comprised of a group of 4 abdominal muscles, as well as the gluteals and hip muscles that are responsible for protecting your spine, and preventing injury throughout the body. Plank exercises are a potent way of strengthening … Continue reading

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