Types Of Exercise Programs
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A strong core means a strong body. Find out which which exercises are best for toning and tightening your abs.

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True or false: The core refers to the abdominal or lower-back region of the body.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Contrary to the popular belief that the core refers only to the abdominal or lower-back region of the body, the core consists of the hips, pelvis, abdominals, lower back, mid-back and neck regions of the body. Essentially, the core is everything but the arms and legs.

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What is the main purpose of strengthening the core?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Training the core is important because it is where the body's center of gravity is located and where all movement begins. This means that core training serves the important role of providing the body with a stable foundation to work from.

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What are the two areas of the body that should be aligned in core stabilization?

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The correct answer is: Core stabilization is the ability to maintain proper spinal and pelvic alignment of the body while performing daily tasks. A strong core is important in efficient and safe movement.

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True or false: An effective core training regime can include exercises where there is no motion.

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The correct answer is: This is true. An effective core training program should include a variety of exercises that involve stability (little to no motion) as well as exercises that involve movements in all directions.

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True or false: To find the right stability ball for your body, your legs should fall at a 45-degree angle when you sit on it.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Your legs should be at a 90-degree angle with your thighs parallel to the floor and your hips at the same height as your knees when you sit on the ball. If you are between 5' and 5'7", try a 55cm ball; if you are between 5'8" and 6'2", try a 65cm ball.

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Why is the stability ball good for doing ab crunches?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Using a stability ball is a great alternative to doing ab crunches on the floor. It is a safe and effective way to isolate and strengthen the upper ab region, and you can adjust your position in order to make it easier or harder.

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Why is a stability ball beneficial to a core-strengthening golf workout?

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The correct answer is: Balance, a component of all movements, is important in golf. By improving your balance you will be able to produce force, reduce force and stabilize the body more efficiently.

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True or false: There is a core exercise to get rid of belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Unfortunately, getting rid of belly fat involves more than just performing core exercises. It involves eating a low-calorie diet and participating in an exercise program.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of the following exercises focus on core strength?

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The correct answer is: Pilates exercises help strengthen the body's core by developing pelvic stability and abdominal control.

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What type of core exercises should you do if you have lower back pain?

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The correct answer is: If you have low back pain, the first thing you need to do is get a proper diagnosis from a qualified medical professional. Your exercise program should be specific to your individual condition.

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True or false: Crunches are not great for improving core power.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Crunches are great for increasing ab strength, size and tone, but are not great for improving stability or power of the core.

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True or false: It's not safe for kids to do core exercises.

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The correct answer is: This is false. It's never too young to work the core. Core exercises for kids should be simple, progressive and fun, such as the plank.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

What is a good stretch to do when transitioning from forward folds to backbends?

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The correct answer is: Gentle spinal twists are a good way to transition the spine from forward folds (often done in core work) to back bends.

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How can a foam roller be incorporated into a core workout routine?

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The correct answer is: A foam roller is a tool used to apply self massage to various muscles in the body. Use this technique by placing body weight on the foam roll and moving slowly up or down on a muscle to work out any tension.

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How often should I train my core muscles?

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The correct answer is: Core exercises should be performed three days per week, or every other day.

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Which sport can benefit from core exercises?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. In fact, every sport can benefit from core strengthening exercises.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

What can you do if core exercises cause pain in your hip flexors?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. If core exercises are flaring your hip flexors, you can replace core exercises that involve flexing at the hips (like crunches) with ones that involve very little to no movement of the spine and pelvis, such as a plank. Alternatively, you can simply take more breaks during the workout and modify certain postures like slightly bending the knee when legs are cued to be straight.

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True or false: You can do core exercises while you are at work.

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The correct answer is: This is true. You can practice the draw in and brace maneuver while you're sitting or standing at work. To do this, envision a string is attached to your belly button that runs through your body and out your back. The string pulls your belly button up and in towards your spine, tightening your abdominal cavity and creating bracing and pressure within the cavity.

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True or false: The more core work you do, the harder it may seem.

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The correct answer is: This is true. As you become fit, it takes more work to continue to get greater gains in fitness. As your core becomes stronger, it will take more work to fatigue it and get a good workout that makes you even stronger.

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What is the best thing to do to increase your core performance?

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The correct answer is: Once the deep core muscles have been conditioned to stabilize the spine, it is imperative to work on the strength and power of the external core muscles (the ones you can see, like the abdominals and obliques).

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Types Of Exercise Programs

Types Of Exercise Programs

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