If you’re tuned into the fitness world then you might find that focusing on core workouts has become more “in vogue” than your typical sit-ups ab routine. By hitting multiple muscle groups including your Rectus Abdominis (most people think “six-pack”), Internal Obliques (side abs), and Transverse Abdominis (deep core muscle that wraps around your abdominal aea) you will not only be working toward a leaner mid section (don’t forget nutrition!) but also working on muscle groups that will help your every day life or exercising “functional fitness”. You will be more prepared for the random occurrences where people risk injury (picking up heavy objects, trying to catch something falling, etc.). Here is a core workout by trainer Tony Horton that gives a great example of this. Try it out, it’s only ten minutes!