Exercises to Strengthen and Tone Your Core
Few people out there are satisfied with the shape of their abdominal muscles, but in as little as twenty minutes per day, you can have toned abdominal muscles with standard exercises. Though crunches and sit-ups often receive a bad reputation for being unproductive, they’re quite effective when done properly. Other efficient core exercises include dance hooping (it seems odd, but it works great), swimming, and rowing.
Remember, when it comes to exercise: no pain, no gain. If you can’t feel the muscles in your core tightening and contracting, you’re probably doing the exercises too infrequently or incorrectly. You should be a little sore the morning after you do core workouts, and over the course of several weeks, you should start to see results provided the exercises are being done correct and on a regular basis.