An upper body workout focuses on building strength in your core and upper body muscles. To achieve this goal in the right way, you need to know where your core muscles are and how to exercise them correctly. Fitness expert Radhika Karle recommends the following steps-
Step 1: Cough to locate your core muscles
Lie-down on your back with your feet flat on the floor. Know that your core is made up of four muscles that support your spine, one of which, called the transversus abdominis can be located by coughing. When you cough this muscle, deep in your abdomen, gets a little tight. Exercise this muscle to build your core.
Step 2: Engage core muscles with fingertip abdominal
Lie steady on your back but don’t flatten your back. Think that there is a grape in your back’s arch and a drink on your belly. Balance your body accordingly while putting your fingertips on the two sides of your abdomen so that your belly button is in between your fingers. You will feel the bones of your abdomen and an area in between your fingers, right below the belly button where there is a dip. Inhale deeply while expanding your rib cage as much as possible. Exhale while tightening your muscles and pulling your belly button closer to your spine.
Step 3: Do Toe taps to tighten your muscles
While lying on the floor lift your right thigh up and keep your knees bent. Now tap the floor with your right big toe. Repeat with the other leg. Keep up the exercises for a few minutes.
Step 4: Perform Ab curls to tone your core muscles
Place your hands behind your head and keep the thumbs towards the neck to support your neck. Now, keeping your head and neck straight, try to bend your stomach forward. You will be able to feel your torso bending and coming back. Repeat 10 times.
Step 5: Do side leg lifts to strengthen your waistline muscles
Lay on your right side with your right arm stretched upwards and your left arm kept between your chest and belly button. Take the support of your right leg to stay stable while lifting up your left leg. Do 5-10 reps and then switch sides.
Practicing these exercises it will build strength in your core muscles. If you would like to know more and try different kinds of workouts, this functional training routine will interest you.
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