Functional Core for Women
Written for women by a woman, 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Kia Williams sets the stage by breaking down the core’s anatomy to show how the abs and glutes work together and which muscles are best targeted for discernible change. She will then help you establish your goals and develop a program that helps you strengthen and engage these major muscle groups.
You will learn how to perform more than 50 ab and glute exercises that are proven to improve physique, function, and strength. Derived from a variety of disciplines—including traditional weight training, Pilates, barre, and yoga—the exercises feature step-by-step instructions, variations, equipment options, safety cues, and progressions and regressions. You’ll also find 12 sample workouts to quickly get you started, along with the guidance you need to create and customize your own program.
If you’ve struggled with building a stronger core to improve your fitness and enhance your self-confidence, it’s time to transform. With Functional Core for Women you can challenge your existing fitness level and change the way your body looks and feels.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Functional Core for Women Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Functional Core for Women With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceWomen who want to build a strong and functional core, and fitness instructors or personal trainers who work with these clients.
Chapter 1. Core = Glutes + Abdominals
Chapter 2. Core Functions
Part II. Plan for Results
Chapter 3. Identify Personal Goals
Chapter 4. Develop Your Program
Part III. Exercises and Pre/Post-Workout Moves
Chapter 5. Standing Exercises
Chapter 6. Floor and Seated Exercises
Chapter 7. Warm-Up and Activation
Chapter 8. Post-Workout Stretches
Part IV. Workouts
Chapter 9. Abdominal-Focused Workouts
Chapter 10. Glute-Focused Workouts
Chapter 11. Combo Workouts