The key word for fitness is body usability, therefore getting fit is not all about having the biggest muscles as promoted by body building agencies and supplement sellers, its about having the right balance of strength, agility, flexibility and muscular development.
A strong core is essential for all weight training activities . It is very easy to forget actual fitness and get involved into the rat race of putting on big fatty muscles and having a bulky body in order to show off, but you should remember that these wont last forever and will lead to long lasting anomalies.
You are better off balancing these with proper core training and conditioning exercises as it will lead to fat control and also enhance over all body strength, flexibility, endurance and ultimately usability.
I try to make my workouts as entertaining as possible, so they usually involve compound movements instead of the mundaneness taught at the gym. I believe that if you are having fun doing it, you will benefit the most out of it.
Keeping that in mind here are a few core exercises which will help you get fit:
Modified Ab Roller
The modified ab roller is perfect for people trying to lose belly fat fast. Slowly increase your range till you can extend your midsection completely while keeping your legs stagnant on the knees.
Modified Ab Crunch
Inverted body crunch is a slightly difficult exercise. Its typically for people who are wanting to enhance ab definition and aesthetics. Try to end it with a dragon fly hold to maximize ab crunch.
The Ball Jacknife helps you with fat loss and muscle building. It is really helpful for people with back trouble as it puts no pressure on the back muscle. Should be performed under supervision until mastered.
Hope you understand that losing weight and fitness is not a struggle if done the right way. Most gyms and trainers make it appear tough to keep you enslaved to their long lasting boring regimes.
In the modern world its easy to get involved in the struggle to be the guy who lifts the heaviest weights and has the perfect abs. That’s why it is always important to keep an eye on overall fitness and body usability when you hit the gym.