It is Wednesday, so you know what that means- a new workout!
Not going to lie, we are pretty bad about doing core exercises. I don’t know what it is about them, but I just absolutely dread doing them. I have gotten better about trying to incorporate more throughout my workouts, but it is a work-in-progress.
Here are three exercises that you can do with or without weights. For each move, focus on keeping your core tight and engaged. I promise you that your core will be on F I R E, but keep pushing through!
You will be performing each move 25 times, performing each move immediately following the previous one. After performing all three moves 25 times, take 30 second to one-minute rest and repeat them all again for 25 reps. Repeat this cycle again for a total of three to four rounds.
Here is a little bit about each move:
Russian Twist: Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet slightly elevated. Lean back so your torso is at a 45-degree angle to floor, making sure to keep the spine straight and not rounded. If using a dumbbell, hold with both hands in front of you. Raise your core and slowly rotate round to the right as far as you can, pause then reverse this movement all the way round to the left as far as you can.
Boat Crunch: Sit down and bend your knees. Then raise your legs until your knees are over your hips (in a boat pose). Raise your upper body until you create a “V” from your chest to your thighs. If using a dumbbell, hold in front of you, just on top of your knees. Keeping your core tight, extend your arms and raise the dumbbell over your head. Hold for a few seconds and come back to the starting position.
Shoulder Tap in Plank: Begin in a full plank position with feet hip-width apart. Lightly tap your left shoulder with your right hand. Return to starting position and then immediately lift your left hand and tap your right shoulder.
Have any kinds of workouts you want us share? Let us know! We are always open to suggestions!