Warm Up Your Core • 16m
Functional (practical) core strength means core muscles that are strong enough to safely and effectively power sport and life movement. Use this routine to build a foundation of deep core strength that will help you gain and sustain power when you walk, run, cycle, and more.
– Focus: core strength
– Key muscles: core, back
– When: pre-workout or cross-training
– Suggested prop: block
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