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Build Killer Core Strength At Home

Build Killer Core Strength At Home

  • Get a killer core with these simple and effective home workout exercises that build strength and endurance in your upper and lower abdominals.
  • As an aerialist, your core strength is a vital part of your performance in the air, making inversions, climbs and hangs easier than ever! 


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1. Rock the Boat

1. Rock the Boat

  • Rock the boat, also known as dishing is a good challenge for both your upper and lower abs.
  • Start in a high boat pose with knees parallel to the floor or just seated with your back slightly rounded.
  • Then begin to lift your legs and lean back even more.
  • For an added challenge, start to rock forwards and backwards keeping all of your body engaged. 


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2. Rolling Sit Up

2. Rolling Sit Up

  • Begin seated with your knees bent, and as slowly as you can, roll down through the spine.
  • When you are ready, roll back up nice and slowly.
  • At the top, twist your torso to the right and roll down again and then come back up.
  • Repeat on the left. 


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3. L-Sit Lifts

3. L-Sit Lifts

  • A block makes this one a little easier!
  • Sit with a block on each side of your hips.
  • Press into the block and lift your hips off the ground while engaging your core, and try to bring your legs with you!
  • Another options is, to start on your knees and lif your knees and feet off the floor. 


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4. Tuck, Straddle, Pike

4. Tuck, Straddle, Pike

  • Begin seated on your sit bones and lift up your legs.
  • Start by tucking your knees into your chest, then extend your legs and lie down taking your arms overhead.
  • As you sit up, straddle your legs and bring your arms through the centre.
  • Repeat! 


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5. Single Leg Straddle

5. Single Leg Straddle

  • Begin seated with your legs straddled, or you can have 1 leg bent to make it easier.
  • Lift one leg in towards your chest and release back down.
  • Even if you can't get the lift, you can still engage the muscles and the lift will come with time.
  • To take it 1 step further, you can place a block by your leg and lift your leg over the block and back again.
  • Try to keep your spine straight and core engaged. 


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