If you want to build a strong body, you have to build a strong core. Your core is made up of all of the muscles of the abdomen, back, and pelvis. Having a strong core will assist you in all that you do, from daily chores to running and lifting in the gym. A strong core is also important to help avoid injuries of the lower back. There are so many programs available to strengthen your core, it’s hard to figure out what works and what doesn't. Below you’ll find new core exercises available exclusively on the Nike Training Club designed by American professional tennis player currently ranked no. 1 in women's singles tennis Serena Williams - do each drill for 1 min then repeat 2-3 times.
*Need a push? Here is a 30 day NTC challenge starting April to complete this workout once a day. To join just let @TiaraBeth know via twitter or on her blog so she can hold you accountable.
*Don't have access to a stability ball? You can do any of the other 15 mins abs focused drills on the available on the NTC app
|STABILITY BALL KNEE TUCKS|
Lay with your stability ball under your waist. Walk your hands out and tuck your knees until the ball is under your shins. Keeping your core tight, push your legs back straight to roll the ball back up to your waist. Repeat.
|RESISTANCE BAND HIP EXTENSION|
Start on all fours, with the band around the sole of one foot and one end in each hand. Lift the knee and push the foot out behind you to straighten your leg.
Serena behind the scenes as she films her NTC workout.