Core Workouts

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  • Move of the week: bicycle crunches
    Strong Women

    Move of the week: bicycle crunches – for activating your core

  • A woman in a low plank position doing a pilates workout
    Workouts

    4 pilates exercises that will build the strongest core of your life

  • Can training your core make you better at weightlifting?
    Strong Women

    Can training your core make you better at weightlifting?

Latest Stories

A woman bending over with a barbell in hand to do a deadlift
Strong Women

Deadlift your way to stronger glutes

Everything you need to know about the muscle building move.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Slider workout glutes and core burn
Workouts

The glider workout that'll set your glutes and core on fire

Want to build stronger glutes and core muscles without a load of heavy weights? Get yourself a pair of gliders.

Posted by
Jessica Harris
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Chloe and Meeka on a reformer pilates class, doing a straddle pose and holding weights in their arms
Workouts

“Reformer pilates worked my core like never before”

How did these writers get on at their first machine-based pilates class?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Two women doing a plank exercise outside in shorts.
Workouts

5 plank variations that will strengthen every core muscle

Get ready to feel your abs burn.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published

Wait, what actually are your ‘core’ muscles?

It’s so much more than just your abs.

Strength training: 5 of the best exercises for a stronger back
Strong Women

Top 5 exercises for a stronger back

Reduce pain and improve posture with these moves.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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A woman sat on a reformer machine about to do reformer pilates in a workout studio
Workouts

Not into crunches or planks? Try Reformer pilates for a stronger core

Everything you need to know about the core strengthening class.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Two women do upward dog to warm up before running
Strong Women

5 core moves that will help you run faster, longer and stronger

A strong core is the secret weapon to running faster, longer and better. Pilates Master trainer Amy shares her top 5 moves for firing up those abs.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Kettlebell workout
Workouts

Strengthen your core with these 3 kettlebell exercises

Want a rock solid core? Try these trainer-backed tactics using just one piece of equipment. No crunches necessary.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
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If you have low back pain when you squat, your core could be to blame.
Workouts

What your squat form can tell you about your body – from having a weak core to tight calves

Turns out, you can tell a lot about from the way you squat.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Woman skipping outside with a hat and jacket on against blue sky
Workouts

5-minute skipping routines for when you’re short on time

You‘ll be surprised how hard you can work in a short space of time.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published

Improve your posture with this one trainer-approved core exercise

”It’s not just about working your abs – this move strengthens the deep core muscles too.‟

Having fun with a hula hoop outside in the park in a pink vest top and black leggings.
Workouts

Can TikToks viral weighted hula hoop workout actually improve your core strength?

An expert trainer explains the truth behind the exercise trend.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Diastasis recti: How to train for a stronger core
Strong Women

6 do's and don'ts for training with diastasis recti

Sometimes lifting too heavy or giving birth can cause issues like diastasis recti. If you've been diagnosed with it, here's how to train with it.

Posted by
BethAnn Mayer
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Plank challenge: how to hold a plank for five minutes
Strong Women

“I tried the 5-minute plank challenge for 3 weeks – this is what happened”

One writer took on the ultimate core challenge.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Woman performing a plank on a yoga mat
Workouts

Strengthen your core with this four minute workout - no crunches required

Prepare to feel your ab muscles burn.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Workouts

What’s more effective: a hardcore plank or classic crunches?

We compared the two core moves and found a winner.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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This standing ab workout is fitness trainer approved (and doesn’t involve crunches)

We repeat: there’s not a sit up in sight.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Posted by
Chloe Gray
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How to do lying leg raises correctly – and why proper form is so important

Learn how to nail lying leg raises.

Workouts

5 weighted ab exercises for an advanced core workout

Challenge your abdominal muscles by adding a dumbbell into your training.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published