Slide show: Exercises to improve your core strength
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To improve core strength of several muscles in combination, try a bridge:

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent (A). Keep your back in a neutral position, not arched and not pressed into the floor. Avoid tilting your hips. Tighten your abdominal muscles.
  • Raise your hips off the floor until your hips are aligned with your knees and shoulders (B). Hold for three deep breaths.
  • Return to the start position and repeat.
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