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Work On Your Core Fitness: 5 Simple Exercises To Get Started

Get Your Moves Right

Get Your Moves Right

The best core exercises are the ones that cover more muscles together and are simple enough to do in the privacy of your home.
(Text: Nishtha Sabharwal)

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Bridge

Bridge

Lie on your back with your knees bent. Your heels should be as close to your glutes as possible. Keep your arms to the side. Lift your hips upwards, using your feet and your glutes. Hold the position, and bring it back to start.

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Bicycle Crunch

Bicycle Crunch

Lie on your back with your legs bent. Lift your legs and slowly start pedalling in the air. You can do it both clockwise and counterclockwise.

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Planks

Planks

Lie on your stomach, then lift your body with your arms (till elbows) supporting you, and your toes at the bottom. Hold the position for as long as possible.

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Sit-Ups

Sit-Ups

Lie on your back with your legs bent to support your lower body. Place your hands behind your neck for support. Slowly lift your upper body (not with your neck) and stop when it reaches your knees. Repeat.

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Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Stand firmly with your arms behind your neck. Bring one leg up and cross it across your body while bringing the elbow on the opposite side as close to your knee as possible.

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