Core Strength is often misunderstood. If you ask most gym members where their core is, many of them will probably point to their abdominals. Whilst the abdominals are part of the core, they are not the core in it's entirety. The core is every muscle group outwith of the arms and the legs - basically, all muscles of the trunk of the body. The core's function is to stabilise the body and movement. There are many different methods we can use to challenge the core and focusing on abdominal crunches is not an effective method. Remember that the core's function is to stabilise therefore, we must concentrate on movements that will place your body in an unstable environment. In doing so, your core will have to engage in order to hold you in the correct position and maintain solid form. The Core Strength Version Programs will start with beginner workouts and then progress to intermediate and advanced core strengthening programs. V1.0 is a 4 week program with week 1 and 2 focusing on bodyweight exercise before progressing into free weight resistance exercises in week 3 and 4. Completing this program will lay the foundations for the following 2 programs. Once you have worked through this program, you are then ready to move onto Core Strength V2.0.