Believe it or not, core strength goes far beyond those six-pack abs.

The core includes the abs, lower back, and other muscles used to stabilize your trunk and pelvis.

It is involved in the vast majority of everyday movements like picking up shopping bags, sitting up in bed, and carrying bags and luggage.

Having a strong and stable core helps keep you and your spine safe during these daily movements.

This quick-but-core-crushing bodyweightworkout focuses on building strength and stability.

It works through a combination of core movements that keep your abs, glutes, and lower back under constant tension.

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Watch this workout video on exercises to strengthen your core.