If you’re still working out at home (like I am) then you’re probably looking for more workouts to mix things up a bit. Usually, I try to work in some core in most of my workouts, but sometimes I just want to really work my abs and feel the burn. So I asked Zach to put together a core workout for all of you (like the ones he puts me through). As much as I may complain to him during the workout, I promise you’ll love it!
Getting in a little extra core work is never a bad thing! This quick core workout makes a great finisher after your main workout or on its own when your body needs a rest day from the high-intensity workouts. You can also choose how many rounds to do and you can make it as hard as you want. My suggestion is 3 rounds if you’re adding it onto the end of a workout or 5 if you’re doing it on it’s own. Set a timer and do 45 second of work with 15 seconds of rest between each exercise. If you’re struggling you can drop it down to a 30/30 work to rest ratio.
Want to see even more home workouts? Check out A 20-Minute Workout (That’s Easy To Fit Into Your Schedule) and A Full Week Of Workouts (Using Just a Kettlebell).
Starting in a high plank position lower one elbow down to the floor. Then lower the other so that you’re in a low plank position. Press one arm back up to your hand then the other. Down then up equals one rep. If you need you can also perform these on your knees.
Keep your glutes and abs tight and try not to let your hips sway side to side. A stable core is a strong core!
Start lying down on your side. Place your weight on your elbow and bottom foot with the other foot on top. Raise your hips off the ground until all the weight is on just your elbow and foot. If you can then extend your top arm toward the sky and raise your top leg. Do one set per side.
If you need to then place your knee on the ground and tuck your foot behind you, but be sure to raise you hip all the way off the ground.
Lie on your back with your arms extended behind you. At the same time, raise both your arms and legs off the ground. Continue raising them until you touch your feet or shins. Lower back down to the starting position.
Keep your legs as straight as possible. It’s better to only be able to touch your shins than to bend them just so you can touch your toes.
Lie on your back with your shoulder blades slightly off the ground and your arms by your hips. Extend your legs straight out and raise your feet slightly off the ground. Raise one foot about 6 inches while the other moves down slightly. Switch your feet and continue switching them back and forth.
If you struggle to stay balanced in the proper position, try putting your hands under your butt.