Resistance Band Core Exercises

It is important to have a strong core to prevent future injuries, to decrease low back pain, and to improve athletic ability. This core workout only takes 15 minutes and you can do the exercises anywhere! It is time to find a patch of grass or a comfy spot on the carpet. This short and effective core workout is a great way to protect the future you from injuries or pain. Your future self will love you! 

I have countless patients in their 50's and older who come in with low back pain that started when they were younger but never did anything about it. I even have patients in their 20's being treated for back pain who are highly active, working out regularly at the gym, biceps and calves that are bigger than my head; however, have incredibly weak cores. This can all be avoided or fixed simply by improving the strength of your Transverse Abdominis Muscle. I bet you are wondering what in the world is the Transverse Abdominis Muscle? 


What is the Transverse Abdominis Muscle?

The Transverse Abdominis Muscle is a core muscle that is so often ignored, however oh so important! Move aside six pack, aka Rectus Abdominis, there is a new guy in town!  The Transverse Abdominis muscle is the deepest core muscle, lying beneath the internal abdominal oblique. This muscle wraps all around the core similar to a back brace. This muscle is important to provide a pressure that holds the contents in your abdomen while providing support and stability with functional activities such as lifting heavy objects, running, etc. 

Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.

Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.


5 Resistance Band Core Workout 

Perform each exercises for a set of 10 repetitions per arm or leg, depending on which exercise you are doing. Rest for 30 seconds in-between each core exercise. Repeat the 5 core exercises for a total of 3 times! If using the resistance band is too difficult, you can do the core exercises without the resistance bands. 

#1 . Resistance Band 4 Way Tap 

#2. Resistance Band Arm Circles 

#3. Resistance Band Scissor Cuts 

#4. Resistance Band V Ups 

#5. Resistance Band Toe Taps 

Well, there you have it! It is time to take care of your body and to build a healthy future where you are Free2Live! Did you enjoy this workout and want more resistance band workouts? Check out my Resistance Band Leg Workout by clicking the image below.