LOW IMPACT CORE STRENGTH TO DO AT HOME
BEST CORE EXERCISES FOR SENIORS
Chris Freytag, CPT
DO THE WORKOUT
Perform each move for 10 - 15 reps (per side) and you’ll get a great low-impact core workout in less than 10 minutes.
SEATED FORWARD ROLL UP
Avoid using momentum; try to use your abdominals to lift and lower.
SEATED SIDE BEND
Keep your chest open and pull your right elbow back to feel a stretch in your side.
SEATED LEG LIFT
Muscle Groups Targeted: Rectus Abdominis, Transverse Abdominis, Internal and External Obliques
SEATED LEG TAPS
Engage your abdominals and extend both legs out in front of you, tapping the floor with both feet.
SEATED HALF ROLL BACKS
As you round your back, think about scooping your abdominals.
Modifications: Drop down to your knees if you can’t keep your hips in line with your shoulders, or you feel pressure in your lower back.
Engage your abs, back muscles, and glutes to lift your arms and legs simultaneously off the ground. Keep your gaze on the floor.
Engage your abs and squeeze your glutes to lift your hips to a bridge.
FOLLOW ALONG FOR YOUR AT HOME CORE EXERCISES FOR SENIORS