Tuesday Tip of the Day

Our core is the collective group of muscles that attach to our spine enabling us to move the way we do. Given our tendency to sit for prolonged periods of time, our core muscles deactivate and auxiliary muscles begin to take on the burden often resulting in poor posture. As a consequence, our core begins to weaken.

In this week's Tuesday Tip of the Day, Alex takes us through two movements that can help you reactivate and strengthen your core.

We suggest the following repetition and set scheme for the exercises he demonstrates.

Deadbug

3 sets in the 8-10 repetition range.

Side plank (kneeling)

3, 30 second holds (per side) increasing to a minute when comfortable.

Once comfortable with the kneeling variation, proceed to the more advanced straight side plank.

Straight side plank

3, 30 second holds (per side) increasing to a minute when comfortable.

Jon Nestler