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Building Core Strength & Stability

core strength

Your core is composed of three muscle regions on your body:

1) abdominal,

2) pelvic, and

3) lower back.

Basically, your core is any muscle located between your pelvis and the base of your ribcage. These muscles work together to support your spine. When you strengthen your core, you gain greater balance and stability. “Stability” refers to the capacity of the body to maintain and/or return to a state of equilibrium. Core stability training is a concrete way to improve balance, athletic performance, and potentially prevent a variety of injuries in people of all ages and fitness levels.

Also, during pregnancy, the weight of the growing uterus causes the spine to overload every day. The stretching pelvis adds risk of injury to the spine, further weakening core muscles. Building Core Stability is absolutely essential before, during and after pregnancy to prevent back injury and alleviate discomfort.

The following exercises will help you build a stronger core.


This exercise works many of your core muscles in combination.

The Push Away


Lying Spinal Twists



Back extension using the Swiss Ball


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