On this episode, Giber will show you a couple of exercises to build a strong and stable core.
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Hello everybody, welcome to the performance for life show. I'm your host Giber Becerra a.k.a the rockstar of fitness and performance. We’ll help you to unleash that elite athlete within for a race, match or your game of everyday life. So, for today I’ve got two good core stabilization exercises to keep your abs nice and strong or it’s not about your abs right now. I'm sorry I just have to be straight honest. It’s about having a good strong foundation so your body can operate efficiently. So, those exercise I'm going to show you right now. Make sure you start, if you haven’t done them before make sure you start very easy. This will be the exercise we’ll going to be holding the movements for a certain period of time. I'm just going to hold it right now for about five to 10 seconds just to kind of show you the exercise. Now you want to progress, okay. So, you know just hold it for five seconds, 10 seconds just like anything and work your way from there. You can hold that up to a minute long and that’s fine. Two to three sets is good. So let’s get started. Now, first one is going to be the pushup hold. Now from this exercise obviously as you're holding the exercise, your body is going to be shaking all over the place. It will hopefully not. Right now, what that is that you know it’s called that your body is making a lot of noise. So you want to shut this noise down as much as possible and it’s going to get better. You got to make your body silent, okay if you will as you will get better at this. So this is what I mean by that. So when you're doing this exercise, you want to keep your body nice and stable. Keep your body nice and aligned. So without shaking all over the place, you got to make it a little easier right now. Okay, without shaking or you might be shaking doing the exercise. so, make sure if you do, make sure you start by holding it for a short period of time and you work your way from there. So, two exercises, pushup— [Demonstration] Hold— [Demonstration] All right just like that. Keep your body straight looking up and we hold it from there. All right as you can see I might start shaking a little bit, not too much but I can really feel it right in my mid-section. All right, hold this for a period of time. 10 again, 15 seconds, 20 seconds so on and so forth. And the next is exercise will be a similar one but your feet are not going to be on top of a stability ball hence they’re going to be on the floor like so. Keeping your body in a straight line, shoulders nice and tall not sagging, nice and tall. Chest up and again, you hold this exercise for a really long 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds. [Demonstration] This exercise obviously makes it a lot harder as I'm talking. Obviously you’re not talking as you're doing this exercise. Got to be nice and concentrated nice and focused, hold and keep in this nice and engaged. Two to three sets of those, okay I'm actually brining it a little bit harder with these exercises. Rate this video, put your comments. The question of the day is well, what if somebody forever exercises? All right so, tell me whatever or your favorite activities not your exercises but what are some of your favorite exercise activities. That could be running, jogging, walking your dog, whatever it is, send it to me. I would like to interact with you guys. Until next time, make sure you keep on this within. Take it.