Core Training: Get Those Abs in Shape This Year

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Core exercises are an essential part of your total body wellness. We show you how to get the abs you have always dreamed of.
Air Date: 1/15/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Bryce Taylor, PT
Bryce Bio pic fun.jpg resizedBryce Taylor PT, MS is a practicing outpatient physical therapist and education program consultant for Merrithew Health and Fitness.  After a dozen years of practice, he found a need in the rehab and fitness industry for appropriate microprogressions and regressions for body weight training so he founded a company to fill the void called Halo Rehab and Fitness.  Bryce Taylor has been a presenter at national sports medicine and rehab meetings and conferences.

Core Training: Get Those Abs in Shape This Year
Most people think of the core as an excellent six-pack, or toned abs, but the truth is that the abdominal muscles are a very small part of the core. Some of the best core exercises may surprise you.

It's not enough to just do ab crunches and sit ups.

To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles from your hips to your shoulders. 

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