Get Your Body Strong Enough To Lift Weights
Many of my clients come to me with very little weight lifting experience. If this is you, The first place to begin is to develop some core strength.
“Core Strength” and “Core Exercises” are usually terms used for exercises that focus on your “Abs” and getting a flat stomach but having a strong core simply means that the muscles of your shoulders, back, abdominals, hips, and all the muscles contained within the torso are strong and stable.
The very beginning and basic core exercise is the Plank.
This simplest of positions, is when you hold your body off the ground while supported by your forearms and toes. If you are an absolute beginner, you will hold a plank at your forearms and knees.
For my purposes today,
I want to impress upon you that having a strong core is exactly what you need to begin lifting the heavy weights in my programs for fat and weight loss.
In this video I made for Mercola Peak Fitness, I show a few plank variations you can do to get started.
What’s great about the Plank is you will continue to do them when you are full on in to your weight lifting routines. For example, you can hold them for a longer period of time or advance them using some of the variations in this video.
Strength & Love,