Core Training Directory
Core training is important for posture, to help prevent back pain, and for body stability. For beginners, Pilates is a good option to strengthen your core. For those who wish to increase strength even more, sit-ups, back extensions, and leg lifts are great core strength builders. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to increase your core strength, which exercises are best, and much more.
Exercises to Improve Your Posture
If you have poor posture or back pain, there are some great exercises to help strengthen your core and improve your posture.
6 Exercises for New Moms
Check out these 6 ways to get your body in shape after childbirth.
Chronic pain may make your muscles and joints ache. No one wants to bend and move when it hurts. To help reduce aches, stretch regularly. Stretching keeps your joints limber, sends more oxygen to your muscles, and improves your range of motion.
Best Stretches for Arthritis Morning Stiffness
People with arthritis often wake up with stiff joints, but a few daily stretches can help a lot. WebMD offers tips.
Not Your Average Joe
Actor Joe Manganiello is proof there's no magic pill for fitness – just hard work.
Ease Back Pain With Core Strength Training
Suffering from chronic back pain? Try core strength training.
Fitness Challenge: Abs and Glutes
Crunched for time? Here's how to tone your tummy and build your butt in just a few minutes.
Six Picks for Six Packs
Ab rollers, ab sliders, ab swingers. Think those gizmos work? Think again. Although some devices can be useful, the experts will tell you: If you want six-pack abs, low-tech generally works best.
Quick 6-Minute Core Workout
Only have a few minutes to exercise? Try this quick, challenging core workout.
Medium 10-Minute Core Workout
A medium level workout focusing on the core. Exercises include in and outs, bicycles, scissors, leg lifts, and wide-leg sit ups.
7-Minute Tough Core Workout
Channel your inner dancer with a quick, but challening core workout.
Easy 5-Minute Core Warm-Up
Here's a simple routine to warm up your core.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Off-Balance Core Moves, A Whole New Way to Work Out
Want a toned stomach or a winning tennis game? Pictures show 11 off-balance core exercises to help get you there.
Slideshow: 9 Tips for Flat Abs
Want flat abs? See how to get them, including step-by-step instructions for performing the best abdominal exercises.
Slideshow: Best Workouts for Toning Your Body
Find the best workouts to help tone your arms, legs, belly, glutes, and more.
Slideshow: Best Flat Abs Moves for Men
Go from flabby to flat abs with the right moves and foods, including red meat. Our pictures show the best exercises for men who want a ripped midsection.