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5 standing core exercises

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  April 17, 2013 05:46 AM

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RyanHealy100.jpgRyan Healy is a personal trainer for the Lynch/van Otterloo (LVO) YMCA in Marblehead. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and earned her BS in Exercise Sports Science from Elon University. Find more posts by her in conjunction with the LVO YMCA at yhealthandwellness.wordpress.com. She can be reached at healyr@northshoreymca.org.


Whether you’re someone who has a physical limitation that makes exercising from the floor or your knees difficult, or someone who wants to work their core in a more functional way that mimics daily life, standing core work will benefit you and add more variety to your exercise database. Here are 5 fantastic exercises to help you hammer your abdominals, obliques, and more!

Waiter’s Carry

Farmer’s Walk

Pallof Press

Wood Chop

TRX Standing Roll out

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.

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