Let’s show that core some love! Most people leave their abs and corework until the end of their routine, when it tends to get rushed or, let’s face it, skipped altogether. But trust us, neglecting those exercises isn’t doing your body or your fitness goals any favors.
When you strengthen the core muscles, that means you’re strengthening your pelvis, hips, and low back, resulting in better balance and stability.
And the good news is, you don’t need a ton of equipment or a full gym; some of the most challenging exercises are performed by using just your own bodyweight. This routine will help you build a strong core, tighten and tone your abs, and help prevent injuries. Once you build a strong core, everything else will fit into place in your overall fitness. Who doesn’t want to walk around with a strong and confident posture?
Perform each exercise for 40 seconds, with 20 seconds of rest. Perform on each side for unilateral exercises. Complete three rounds.
Side Plank with Twist
Get into a side plank with your lower arm extended and palm on the floor. Raise your opposite hand to the ceiling, making a T-shape with your body (A). Rotate through your torso and lower your raised hand, bringing it under your arm (B). Repeat for all reps, then switch sides.