7 Core Exercises to develop that explosive core strength and power athletes need.


We’ve had a lot of athletes come through the doors at FitWorkz, and a common need is a core workout that will prepare our clients for elite levels of performance. With that in mind, we’ve created a simple seven exercise workout that can take your athlete to the next level. As sport seasons come up, give your athlete the competitive advantage they need. Download our free workout and get your athlete off the bench and into the game!  7 Core Exercises to develop that explosive core strength and power athletes need.  We put them into to awesome training programs and you can get them by clicking below.

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Athletes come in to FitWorkz with a lot of old school ideas on how to train the core. Most of them have been told that all core training requires is crunches, side bends, and sit ups. For our athletes, these exercise simply aren’t good enough. These three exercises are known to put unnecessary strain on the lower back, which can potentially injure them. To create more durable, powerful, and faster athletes, we use the following exercises.

  1. Plank
    1.  Side Plank
    2. Plank with Leg Raise
  2. Superman
  3. Wallballs
  4. Pallof Press
  5. Med Ball Side Throws
  6. Single Arm Kettlebell Carries
  7. Deadbugs
  8. BONUS!  Stick Core Exercise

These exercises create athletes with better body awareness, core strength, and durability when compared to their peers. We use variations of these exercises before each of our FitWorkz Sport Performance workouts, and have seen great improvements in our athletes. With our free core training workout, you can create explosive core strength. Sport seasons don’t wait, so give them the advantage on the field with our proven training by downloading our free PDF.

Yes! I want the 7 Core Exercises for Explosive Athlete Power and Training Program!


Plus, find out how our athletes have gained 2-4 inches on their vertical jump, 6-10 feet of distance on their opponents, and increased their peak power by 20%.


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Raymond M. Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author, and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. Ray’s books Eat by Color, Get Fit and Live Healthy, and Exercise Galore can all be found on Amazon! He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast. The podast is FREE on Itunes.


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Ray Binkowski is the Owner of Fitworkz, DeKalb, a 24 hour hybrid fitness training center, author of several fitness and health books and the producer and host of the OCB Midwest States bodybuilding and fitness competition.  Most importantly to us, he is an expert on functional fitness that has consulted military, law enforcement, tactical entities, professional athletes and people from all walks of life to optimizing their physical readiness and capabilities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University and various fitness certifications.  He is also a husband, father and loyal dog owner who does not appreciate clowns.
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