10-Minute Core Strengthening Workout

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Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you’re ready for a great core workout! I can’t wait to get back to a lot of these exercises! At 37-weeks pregnant most of these are off limits to me. So do me a favor and do this workout for me! Push through for an extra Rep and give me a mental shout out. 🙂

When I filmed this workout I also ran 6.5 miles. I did a 3.5 mile run in the morning with Jesse, and a 3 mile run in the evening with my friend Marie. If you don’t know who Marie is check out: Beginner: Full Body Toning to see her Before and After shots.

With all of my ab exercises I aim to work the entire core. So this workout will help tone your abdominal muscles, obliques (love handles), back, and transverse abs. I did the workout interval style, so it only took 10 minutes to complete one round. The other option is to complete it for repetitions. Try to move quickly from one exercise to the next.

If you find these exercises difficult, it is important to remember that these movements work a lot of different muscles. Do what you can, and aim to increase the number of reps you are able to do each time.

I hope you enjoy today’s workout! If you didn’t try yesterday’s Boot Camp Workout you can find it here: 20-Minute Boot Camp Sweat: Full Body Fat Burning Workout-No Equipment.

Have fun!

PS You can find me on Instagram and Twitter: @BenderFitness and on Facebook: @MelissaBenderFitness Jesse is also on Instagram: @BenderCrosby1

Max reps during each 50 second interval, or:

Beginner: 10 reps
Intermediate: 15 reps
Advanced: 20 reps

1. Knee Drop Plank
2. Heel Tap Abs
3. Heel Tap Prone
4. Temple Tap Abs
5. Side Plank Twist (right)
6. Side Plank Twist (left)
7. Reverse Situp
8. Leg extensions
9. Crescent Plank (right)
10. Crescent Plank (left)

Repeat 1-3X


4 thoughts on “10-Minute Core Strengthening Workout

  1. Emmanuel

    I loved your workouts, I would please request to setup a newsletter email notification of any new posts and workouts that you do, it would be a tone useful and makes life easy for the busy workman.


    What are you suggestions for strengthening a beginners core? I cant for the life of me keep my back flat on the ground during some of the leg raises and when i try to do it, my spine will be sore a few days afterwards. I keep my core as tight as I can during the other non leg lifting exercises in the hopes of strengthening my core. Are there exercises you recommend for the newest of beginners?

    • benderfitness

      During the leg exercises try putting your hands below your low back/hips. Form a triangle with your thumbs and fingers. It can help alleviate pressure. Planks (front, sides, and back) are amazing for core strengthening.

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