10 Core Workouts You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

By now, just about everyone knows how to do the traditional plank, but there are more ways to train the core.

Kara Thomas, fitness and wellness director of Paradise Valley's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, has a great core routine to help you strengthen the center of your body.

"The core muscles run from shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip and the lower back musculature," she says. "A strong core helps to execute peripheral limbs (arms and legs) during activities, as well as helps to prevent back pain, improve posture and assist in better lung capacity for breathing."

Thomas' routine is comprised of 10 moves that are sure to work your entire core. All you need is a ball, water bottle, band and foam roller.

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