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Core muscles are one of the aesthetically popular muscle groups in body building and fitness. So, we all know body builders and people who go to the gym work hard to improve their core strength.

Now here is how to strengthen your core!

How To Strengthen Your Core

1.Plank

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Get into a push up position on the floor and place your elbows on the ground while your forearms and hands are still on the ground. Hold your body from your shoulders to your heels in a straight line. Squeeze your tummy like someone is almost about to punch you and pull your stomach back so your body and back are stable. Keep the position about 45 seconds to a minute.

2.Side Planks 

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For the side plank, you will need to lie down side ways on the floor and try and keep balance after lifting yourself from the ground with your forearm, elbow and leg that is facing the ground. While you are keeping your balance and laying sideways straight pull your belly in and squeeze your stomach. Make sure your elbow is directly under your shoulder forming a straight line. Try and hold this stable position from head to feet for 45 seconds and then switch sides. 

3.Leg Raises 

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Lie down flat on the mat and place your arms out to the side with your palms facing down. Slowly lift your legs almost forming a 90-degree angle. Keep your legs straight and do not bend your knees during the movement. Then, slowly lower the legs back to its initial place without losing the form. Repeat 15-20 times!

4.Twist Crunches 

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Have your hands behind your head and lie down flat on your back. Lift your feet and calves to a higher level like a bench or a chair. Your knees should be bent while doing this exercise. Twist while elevating your head and shoulders from the floor. Lift your head and shoulders off the ground once again and twist to the opposite side. This time your left elbow should almost pass your right knee. Hold the twist for a second as you did in the previous twist and then return to the starting position. Repeat 15-20 times!

5.Reverse Crunches 

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Lie down on your back. Stretch your arms straight out on both sides. Lift your feet and let your knees bend during the movement. Your thighs should be moving away from the floor. Breathe out and slowly lower your legs back to the starting position without dropping them. Repeat 15-20 times.

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