Here’s a simple modification you can employ to engage your core during your workout, making every exercise you do a core exercise:
BRACE YOUR CORE
To accomplish this, tighten your midsection as you would if you were preparing yourself to get punched in the gut. You would immediately tense and stiffen you core to brace for the impact. This is referred to as abdominal bracing.
Whether you’re working your upper body, lower body, pushing, pulling, jumping, etc. – bracing your core during the exercise will add a different and effective dimension to the exercise.
Although it’s a relatively simple strategy – at least conceptually – abdominal bracing takes some concentration, focus, and practice.
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