10 Seated Core Exercises to Try at Home

Finding exercises you can do whilst sitting is difficult, thankfully there are many core exercises that can be done from a seated position. These core training exercises can be added into your workouts form today!

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Sean Klein
Written by
Sean Klein
Published on
20/04/22
Last updated
28/08/23
In This Resource
  • 10 Seated Core Exercises To Try At Home
  • Sample Seated Core Workout
  • How Can I Use Core Strength Exercises Whilst Sitting?
  • Do Seated Core Exercises Work?
  • What Are The Best Seated Strength Training Exercises?

Seated core exercises can be excellent for those who have serious injuries from sports or work accidents. They can also be a great way to ease back in to some more intense core work if you have not been able to move for a while. Whatever the reason is your looking to find core exercises you can do from a seated position, we’ve put together 10 novel and fun exercises for all different ability levels for you to use in your training.

10 Seated Core Exercises To Try At Home

Sample Seated Core Workout

Complete 3 rounds

1. Balanced Sit Overhead Reach

Complete 8 repetitions

2. Opposite Arm Leg Lift

Complete 5 repetitions

3. Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Complete 6 repetitions

How Can I Use Core Strength Exercises Whilst Sitting?

By using effective seated core exercises that create enough stimulus to allow for adaptation to occur. These can be difficult to find, especially if the seated position is in a chair.

Do Seated Core Exercises Work?

Yes. These exercises will be effective at created the desired stimulus. However just doing seated exercises may make it very difficult to create a balanced workout routine.

What Are The Best Seated Strength Training Exercises?

There are no best exercises, there are only ones which are best for a specific situation and a specific person, it’s all about finding the appropriate exercise for the person who needs it. All of these functional exercises will be the “best exercise” for different individuals for different reasons.

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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.

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