Archives for Core


Kayak to Core Strength

by Mackenzie M. July 20th, 2023| Core, Strength Training
Strength and endurance are two of the most important factors in becoming a successful kayaker. The simple motions of the paddle when kayaking are enough to work entire core muscle groups and build six-pack abs in no time. While amateur kayakers may not be able to race for miles,
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3 Planks for Great Abs

by Joe Lawrence March 29th, 2023| Core, Strength Training
Every athlete and fitness aficionado has the same love-hate relationship with abs. It is almost as if each of our bodies has a secret code to crack in search of a flat stomach. An ab Rubiks Cube, if you will. Well, planks are the magic formula for a vast
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Taking Ab Advice From Your Finance Person

by Joe Lawrence March 15th, 2023| Core, Strength Training
We all dream of having six pack abs. Why then do so few people have them? Getting a flat, muscular stomach is more than just doing some exercises…it is a lifestyle change.

All of the programs out there like P90X and all of the others are great and offer incredible
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Holiday Ab Preparation

by Joe Lawrence November 2nd, 2022| Core, Strength Training
Everyone loves the holidays. Spending time with family and friends celebrating our religious beliefs and all the traditions that go along with them is a great way to boost morale and bring everyone closer together. The best way to bring people together is with food and many of us
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Three Reasons Your Workout isn’t Giving You the Abs You Want

by Editorial Team July 7th, 2015| Core, Strength Training
Getting great abs is one of the fitness goals of a great many men and women, but it’s not always that easy. It comes naturally to some, and is more difficult to others, but that doesn’t mean that it’s ever impossible; you just have to work hard. You need
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Can Hula-Hoops Strengthen the Core?

by Joe Lawrence March 31st, 2014| Core, Strength Training
I have heard this notion gaining some steam this year and recently my wife bought a weighted Hula-Hoop. Being the skeptic I am about faddish workouts and diets, I decided to do a little research. I mean, there are even fitness classes and workout videos centered around the Hula-Hoop.
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Get a Flat Stomach for the Summer

by Joe Lawrence March 3rd, 2014| Core, Strength Training
Summer is just around the corner and we all want to look our best for the beach. There are many new diets and exercises popping up this time of year and people are trying them all. It almost feels like a deadline to get a paper in on time
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Lower Back Attack!

by Joe Lawrence February 3rd, 2014| Core, Strength Training
Years ago, I was in a car accident and hurt my lower back. To make an odd statement, I am thankful it happened when it did. I was in pretty good shape at the time and the thus the damage was minimal compared to how it would have been
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Food is the Core Issue to Getting a Stronger Core!

by Joe Lawrence December 30th, 2013| Core
I was a very athletic teen and young twenties guy. I was blessed with a great metabolism and loved to work out. Subsequently, I had a strong core and was fairly tone. Sadly, this genetic advantage did not help me to learn good eating habits and I was a

Don’t Just Hang There, Work those Abs!

by Joe Lawrence December 2nd, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Chin ups and pull ups are one of my most favorite exercises! They are unbelievable for the back and with the exception of a few other small exercises, they are all I did for back for almost a year. However, all that time just hanging around on the bar

It’s Crunch Time

by Joe Lawrence November 4th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
We are coming up on the greatest time of the year: the holidays. We all love the excitement and joy of spending time with family and eating all of the great meals and desserts; however, turkey and pie are not friendly to the midsection. Getting to the core requires

Getting to the Core of it All

by Joe Lawrence October 7th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Core training is vital! Working the core muscles is as important as cardio for many reasons: health, ability, and self esteem.

Having a solid core region adds to your health dramatically. The larger the circumference of your mid section, the harder your body has to work

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.