Tired of the way your stomach looks? Start improving your core today! This article provides information on what muscles are actually included in your core besides the abdominal muscles. By strengthening your core muscles you can also reduce back pain, enhance performance, and even improve your posture. There are many exercises you can do to work out your core and most of them don’t require any weights! These exercises include planks, push-ups, walking lunges, single leg squats, and more. Although these exercises do not require weight, it is always helpful to add weight if the exercise becomes to simple with just your own body weight. So get off the couch and work on that six pack!