Dear friend, how strong is your core? Our core is our power center. Core strength is crucial in every movement we make. It is foundational for building strength anywhere else. “A weak core is the number-one risk for potential injuries, especially lower-back injuries,” Our core muscles are the central link in a chain connecting our upper and lower body. A strong power center helps prevent falls by enhancing balance and stability, making us more resistant to injuries. As I consider how God designed our bodies, I am in awe of the complexity of His design. While I’m deeply concerned about our spiritual strength, I’m also passionate about helping women realize their physical strength. So let me ask again, how strong is your core?
Supine Toe Taps
Recently I added a ‘new to me’ exercise into my core routine. These supine toe taps look simple but are highly effective at firing up those deep core muscles, the transverse abdominus. To do them effectively:
- Lie down on your back with your legs bent at the knee.
- Take a deep breath and tighten your core. (brace as if you’re going to take a punch to the stomach)
- Tap one toe to the ground and then the other.
- Breathe and rebrace. You don’t need to hold your breath throughout the exercise. Just be mindful of providing a brace with each movement.
- Repeat for 3-5 sets of 10 taps with each leg.
Let me know if you decide to give these a try! My goal is to create more videos to share with you. It’s my prayer that you’ll find something here that will aid you as we pray, sweat, eat, and repeat our way to wellness in every sphere of life!
“Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” 3 John 1:2 NLT