8 Best Core-Strengthening Exercises for Endurance Athletes

If you are new to core training, this gallery will help remove the guesswork from figuring out the best exercises to perform. It also provides suggestions for ways to advance once you've increased core strength after performing the novice exercises for a while.

The core, which includes the abdominals, pelvic floor, lower back, hips and glues, is the foundation of all movement, so to say core work is important would be an understatement. Core strength allows us to move with more efficiency, increase our power and speed, and help us maintain good form during an endurance event.

Not all core exercises are created equally. There are many wasteful exercises out there that do not engage the entire core. Here is a list of eight core exercises to get you started that train the multiple muscle groups of the core.

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