Understanding the Philosophy of Core Training
By Dr. Charles Inniss
Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer

5 Core Workout Tips

Core Training is so much more than working the abdominal muscles.

The core muscles include the abdominals, lower back, pelvic floor, shoulder girdle, hip girdle, and many other accessory muscles.

Tip #1: Focus on strengthening the abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles play a large role in stabilizing the pelvis and lower back, so make sure you include ab exercises in your workout routine.

Tip #2: Don't neglect the lower back muscles. The lower back muscles are just as important as the abdominal muscles, so include exercises for the lower back in your core workouts.

Tip #3: Make sure that you include rotational exercises and side bending motions in your core workouts. The lower back and abdominal muscles also work to rotate and side bend your spine, and since life activities occur in many directions it is important to work your muscles in many directions.

Tip #4: Include hip stability exercises in your core workout. The glutes (butt muscles) are anchored to your pelvis. Strong hip muscles help to stabilize the pelvis, hip, knee, and ankle.

Tip #5: Remember, the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizers. When the shoulder stabilizers are strong, you will tend to have better shoulder posture and be less susceptible to shoulder injuries.

Working the core is important for everyone, so make sure you strengthen your core muscles.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT

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What Other's are Saying!

I've known and worked with Charles for more than 8 years, and he's a true fitness professional!

I've watched his videos and highly recommend them to anyone who wants to strengthen their core.

Boh, Boston, MA

"As a personal trainer and Fitness Model competitor, I'm always on the lookout for effective training methods to better develop not only my own physique but to also improve those of my clients.

While new fitness equipment and fads pop up frequently, they often do not deliver the results as promised. In my experience, there is no substitute for effective exercises, proper technique and progressive programming.

In his videos, Charles teaches the most effective core and abdominal exercises that can be done whether you're at the gym or in your living room. With minimal equipment, you will learn exercises that are easy enough for the very beginner and effective enough to give the advanced trainee the challenge they need to progress."

Mark S. Boston

I love Charles' core workouts. After having kids, my core became so weak, and I just don't have time to go to the gym.

So, I bought a ball and have been doing my workouts at home. I feel so much better, and I'm starting to get my old body back ;)

I'd definitely recommend these workouts for busy moms. Thanks Charles!

Judy C. New York