The Best Core Stability Exercises to Level Up Your Workouts

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1. Forearm Plank with Hip Extension

The added component of the hip extension poses a challenge to the stability of the glutes and hamstrings.

Assume a tabletop position on the floor with your palms directly under your shoulders, knees bent, and feet hip-width apart.

Forearm Plank with Hip Extension

2. Side Plank

This core stability exercise challenges your balance, requiring you to rely on your side trunk muscles.

If the exercise is too challenging, perform a modified side plank with your right knee on the ground.

Side Plank

3. Side Plank with Hip Abduction

This core stability exercise predominantly targets the obliques, shoulders, glutes, and hip abductors.

Lie on the right side of the body with the right forearm resting in line with the right shoulder on the floor. 

Side Plank with Hip Abduction

4. Kneeling Paloff Press

The Palloff press is a great anti-rotational core exercise that can help build core stability with dynamic movements.

Sit closer to the anchor point for less resistance and further away for greater resistance.

Kneeling Paloff Press

5. Bird Dog

The goal is to maintain the back as straight and stable as possible while the limbs move.

This dynamic core stability exercise measures the trunk's anti-rotation and anti-extension capacity while strengthening the back, glutes, and scapula muscles. 

Bird Dog

6. Prone Extension

This core stability exercise also serves as an endurance builder for the back and shoulders.

As you elevate your chest off the floor, remember to squeeze your glutes and keep your eyes on the ground.

Prone Extension

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