In most traditional workouts at the gym, whether it’s leg day or chest day, abs are usually worked in at the end. This is a good thing because that means your abs are getting worked every day you train, but that doesn’t mean this core muscle group doesn’t deserve its own full day. An entire session dedicated to your core will not only blast all the muscles across your abdomen, it will also go a long way towards building a stronger foundation from which all other muscle groups can stand upon.
A Balancing Act
Part of core training is improved balance. Having good balance will be a key part of all your other workouts to ensure they are not only strength building, but to ensure they are safe. Your balance can be improved in a number of ways. Anything from one-legged squats to one-legged leg lifts will help you develop stronger balance, and a better sense of equilibrium. Regardless the exercise, the greatest way to improve balance will be to tighten your core, not only when you’re focused on the core, but when you’re doing anything in the gym. Even throughout your day, focus on tightening your core and you will find yourself improving your balance. Improvement in your balance will lead to better, and safer, workouts on everything else throughout the week.