Core strength is the foundation of all exercise, both in fitness and in everyday life. Lift heavy weights? Hold one advanced yoga pose? Carry your groceries or pick up a small one? Your Vein is a major player when it comes to keeping your body stable and secure.

While Including your core is a key component in most fitness exercises. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite exercises that specifically target this important area of ​​the body. (FYI, the core includes abs, back, glutes, and even pelvic floor muscles.)

Put some of these exercises together for a core-specific workout, add them to a bodyweight routine, or just break one out for when you need a moment of exercise at noon: