Summer is quickly approaching, as is beach-going season. What’s your game plan? Okay, maybe you’re in top-notch shape already, but there’s always room for core enhancement.

The core is your nucleus of power. Working the core provides not only a flatter, more defined belly, but also greater support and stability in your Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym workouts. So, how do you go about fortifying your center of strength?

  1. Do yoga. Yoga, especially Vinyasa and the more heated forms, does wonders for the core. It not only works the superficial muscles of the abs (the six-pack), but also the deeper muscles that provide stability and support. Check out the Pivotal Fitness Greenville yoga offerings to hit the mat.
  2. Cat vomits. Yes, this exercise isn’t the most flattering to observe or perform, but it is super effective. If performed just 3 times per week (10 reps), you will undoubtedly see marked core transformation, especially to the six-pack (that is, if you follow a clean diet regimen).
  3. Planks on top of planks on top of planks. Do high plank for 1 to 2 minutes daily. Work in some low or forearm plank. Hold 1 to 2 minutes. Throw in a good deal of side plank to work the internal and external obliques. Hold each side for at least 1 minute. Feel free to extend the hold time. The more the merrier!
  4. Russian twists. Grab that medicine ball and twist it out for about 1.5 minutes. Repeat 4 to 5 times. Set those obliques on fire!
  5. Breathe. Again, yoga comes into play. Practice Breath of Fire, a powerful breathing exercise that is super beneficial to the belly. If practiced regularly, it will tone and strengthen the deep muscles of the abdomen. It’s also a great way to warm up the body and release the mind from all thoughts and worries – to get in the zone for your workouts at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville athletic club. Warning: Other Greenville gym goers might look at you funny while doing this breathing exercise. Don’t pay them any mind.

Cultivate the core, Greenville gym enthusiasts!