What the Coiling Core Can Do for Your Strength:
The core is one of the most important parts of your body. You need it to keep yourself from falling down or collapsing from any kind of injury.
If you don’t have a strong core, then you will fall down all the time due to lack of balance and strength. Also if you are not able to perform basic movements like walking, standing up straight and sitting properly, then you cannot do anything else with your life!
If you want to improve your physical condition, then you must strengthen your core muscles. There are many ways to do so; however, there is only one way which I believe is the best way.
That’s because it involves both strength and flexibility at the same time. And since these two things go hand in hand, they work together very well. So let me explain how to train your core effectively…
How To Train Your Core Properly?
There are several exercises you can do to strengthen your core. However, none of them is better than another. For example, some people prefer crunches over sit ups or vice versa. They say that they feel stronger when doing crunches instead of sit ups. Well, this is true but it doesn’t mean that you should always do crunches instead of other exercises. It simply means that you should complement your crunches with sit ups in order to strengthen your core even better.
However, regardless of what other people think, I firmly believe that the core coil exercise is the best way to strengthen your core. And by the way, this is my humble opinion so you don’t have to follow it if you don’t want to.
What Is The Coiling Core Exercise?
The coiling core exercise is a simple yet very effective way to train your core. All you need to do is lie flat on your back and perform a set of sit ups as usual. However, this is where the simplicity ends because there is a special way on how you should twist your body in order for it to be effective. The trick is to twist your spine in the opposite direction of the movement of your upper body. For example, if you do a sit up forward then you should twist your spine backwards.
If you are new to this kind of training, then I suggest that you start by twisting your spine at a 90 degree angle from the rest of your body. In other words, as soon as you start doing a sit up, twist your spine upwards at a 90 degree angle with your chest facing the ceiling.
It may take some time getting used to this kind of training. So, if you are a beginner then start by training this only once a week.
As for the number of repetitions, then do it at least once every day. However, as you progress you can increase the number of repetitions and also the frequency in which you perform this exercise.
After a couple of weeks of constant training, you will surely feel the difference. Not only will you be able to feel it but others will also notice the difference.
For example, if your girlfriend or boyfriend always complain about your stomach size, then they will surely stop doing it when they see how flat your stomach has become after a couple of weeks of training.
The next question you may ask is, how long will this exercise last me?
Well, that’s a good question but the answer isn’t so simple. As I’ve said, everybody is different. For example, one of your friends may notice improvements after a couple of months while for you it may take a year before you notice any significant change. But I can assure you that if you do this exercise every day then you WILL see improvements in your body and health.
The secret to getting the most out of this exercise is persistence. If you quit halfway through then you’re not going to get desired results.
It’s not an overstatement to say that you should treat this as your lifestyle. Of course, if you can do extra work then that’s great but never neglect your daily routine even if happen to feel a little off that day. Consistency is the key to success in everything, and this exercise is no exception.
You need to train your coiling core at least 2-3 times a week in order to see immediate improvements in your body. If you can’t do it that often, that’s fine just try to keep your weekly training sessions as regular as you possibly can.
Do this for 3 months and I guarantee you that you will start noticing a big change in your body.
After 3 months of exercising your coiling core, you will experience such benefits such as:
-improved posture (especially good if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer)
You should also feel more energetic throughout the day and have much less problems with back pains. Not only that, but your overall appearance and mood will improve drastically as well.
Who knows, maybe you’ll even have more confidence when talking to members of the opposite (or same) gender!
If you want even better results, then you should combine this exercise with regular cardiovascular exercises such as running, swimming or anything that gets your heart beating faster.
However, if you’ve experienced any serious back pains before then please get it checked by a medical professional before starting this exercise. The last thing you want is to make it worse.
There’s also another more advanced version of this exercise that is said to give better results but requires a lot more training so I won’t be covering it in this post. If you’re interested in learning it, then let me know in the comments section and I’ll write up a separate post just for that.
Finally, make sure you keep your body hydrated throughout the whole process. If you’re really feeling sore the next day, then please do your bodies a favor and REST as much as you can.
I hope you found this post useful and as always if you have any questions, suggestions or comments then please leave them in the comment section below. Also, if know anybody who could benefit from this information, then share it with them.
See you next time!
Your Wing Chun coach,
Sifu Anthony ‘Alchemist’ Miller
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