Add These Four PT-Approved Rotational Exercises To Your Core Workouts

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Roughly 35 of the 639 skeletal muscle groups that make up the human body are responsible for flexing, extending and stabilizing your core. Typically gym-goers remember to strengthen the area with plank exercises and crunches, but often rotational core exercises are overlooked, leading to weaknesses that can limit your true physical potential. 

Rotational exercises, such as woodchops and Russian twists, engage a broad range of abdominal muscles around the front, side and back of your core. They are especially effective at strengthening the obliques, the muscles running down the side of your torso. (Trust us, you have them, whether you can feel them or not.) 

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