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Core Workout Recommendation from Garret Jones of gFit | Words To Sweat By

Core Workout Move – Jumping Up From Prone Position

by Dana on October 29, 2010


While the mantra may be “‘C’ is for crunches, not cookies,” it is important to remember that you cannot site-reduce areas of your body. With this in mind when you want to lose the stomach, doing a bunch of abdominal exercises will probably cause the stomach muscles to grow which, you guessed it, will lead to a bigger stomach.

It is therefore best to focus on your core muscles – the area all the way from underneath your arm pits through your hips. It is important to do a variety of exercises to try and work as much of that area as possible to build core strength.

To get you started, here is a great exercise for your total core:

  • Lie face down on the floor.
  • Press your palms to the ground on the side of your chest.
  • Engage your core and get up as fast as possible, then get back down.

The first time you do this exercise, time yourself doing 10 repetitions in order to get a baseline. Every week afterwards, try to improve your time while still maintaining good technique.

Good luck!

Garret Jones
Founder & CEO G-Fit

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