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Beyond Crunches: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Core

  • Beyond Crunches: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Core

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    We all dream of flaunting well-toned abs. And what do we do to achieve that? We crunch. But is it the right approach? Your daily fitness regime needs to have a balance between cardio and weight training. There is no short cut to achieving washboard abs, just leave crunches alone and pair them with other exercises that focus on your core strength and on increasing your stamina. Here are our top favourites.

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    Planks
    From the standard plank position to its many variations, this exercise is great for your core.

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    Cycling
    This one burns calories and helps cutting unwanted belly fat.

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    Bridge
    It also works on toning glutes and lower back muscles.

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    Yoga
    There are many asanas that are great for core strength. Boat pose, also known as Naukasana, is one of the most effective postures.

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    Others
    Pilates is also great for your core and the overall strengthening of your body. Besides this, leg raises, single leg dead lifts, and a range of crunches variations can be added to your fitness regime to make you lose fat and look lean.


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