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.
6 Exercises for New Moms
Check out these 6 ways to get your body in shape after childbirth.
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.
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.
Exercises That May Help Ease Back Pain
Back exercises can help ease pain, but not all back exercises are right for everyone. Doing the wrong exercise can cause more pain. Here are exercises to discuss with your doctor to see which ones are right for you.
Which Abdominal Techniques Work and Which Ones Fail
Fab Abs: What Works, What Doesn't?
No Quick Fixes for 'Ab' Flab
Gadgets on TV infomercials claim they can melt off inches. Scientific tests suggest otherwise.
Tips on Achieving a Six-pack
A lean midsection -- six-pack abs -- takes a combination of good nutrition, cardiovascular conditioning, and abdominal training.
Have You Tried Pilates Yet?
Once known only to dancers and celebrities, Pilates has become more mainstream, with studios popping up like Starbucks across the country.
Gym Smarts: Core Muscles (Abdominals)
Building your core muscles benefits your posture, makes you less likely for injury, and generally improves your overall workout. Master personal trainer Ron Ward offers advice.
Gym Smarts: Advanced Core Exercises
Building your core muscles benefits your posture, makes you less likely for injury, and generally improves your overall workout. Master personal trainer Ron Ward offers advice on building your core without busting your gut.
Gym Smarts: Obliques and Lower Abs
If you’ve been working your abs without a lot of results, don’t blame your body, blame your workout. Personal trainer Dori Ricci shows the right way to work your oblique abdominals and lower abdominal muscles into a sculpted six pack.
Gym Smarts: Awesome Abs
If you’ve been working your abs without a lot of results, don’t blame your body, blame your workout.
Slideshows & Images
9 Tips for Flat Abs
Want flat abs? See how to get them, including step-by-step instructions for performing the best abdominal exercises.
The 30-Minute Workout Routine
Think you don't have time to work out? You do! Intensity is key, especially if you don't have much time. Get moving with this 30 minute "quickie" routine that includes cardio and resistance training for each major muscle group.
7 Exercises That Really Work
See how to properly perform seven exercises including squats, lunges, crunches, and the bend-over row. Good technique is a must for effective and safe workouts.
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.