My life has been pretty hectic lately, so I have been designing efficient and effective home workout routines. After several hours studying yesterday for my personal trainer certification, I needed a good core workout to work out those kinks in my back and strengthen my abdominal muscles. I utilized some basic equipment I keep on hand for home workouts.
All of these items can be found at your local sporting goods store, big box retailer or Amazon.com):
I was able to perform this routine in roughly 30 minutes and definitely feel the “GOOD” soreness in my abs today! 😀
30 Minute Core Training
3 Rounds ( So, Set Interval Timer for 30 seconds WORK, 30 seconds REST 30 SETS)
- Ab Wheel Rollouts
- Spiderman Planks **
- Boat Pose (optional: w/ weight)
- Punch Planks**
- Side Planks w/ Rotation (***Make sure to switch to the other side before moving onto the next exercise***)
- Walking Planks**
- V-Ups (optional: w/ weight)
- Shoulder Tap Planks**
- V-Ups w/ Stability Ball (Passing ball between hands and calves)
**To make the exercise more challenging, use stairs, chair or bench to put you into a decline position. Boat Pose and V-Ups with weights are optional-they will add more challenge**
I followed this workout with some self massaging using my Trigger Point Grid Foam Roller.