Working the "core" is probably something that you've heard on TV, in the office, or in some area of the fitness world. Basically, core strength involves strengthening your abdominal muscles, your back muscles and your hip muscles.
Core strength is important because core stabilization is required to perform many exercises, including many of the ones in this routine. Strong core muscles can also help reduce or prevent back pain.
One Arm Curls with Dumbbells
Two Arm Curls with Dumbbells
Back and Forth Lunges with Dumbbells
Curl and Delts with Dumbbells
Front Shoulder Raise with Dumbbells
Lunge Curls with Dumbbells
Shoulder Circles with Dumbbells
Lunges with Dumbbells
Triceps Kickbacks with a Dumbbell
One Arm Curls with a Resistance Band
Two Arm Curl with a Resistance Band
Front Shoulder Raise with a Resistance Band
Lunges with a Resistance Band
Static Lunges with a Resistance Band
Wood Chop with a Resistance Band
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Jacques graduated from Tulane Medical School and has seven years of experience as a personal trainer. After completing medical school, Dr. Courseault was the Associate Chief Resident specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University. Dr. Courseault continues to promote fitness with the development of LSUHEP.org, which is a home exercise program site for physical ailments.
After residency, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baton Rouge General Hospital while taking care of NCAA athletes as well as local high school athletes. He now is practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine and electromyography at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, Louisiana.