Tighter Tummy: 16-Minute Core Workout

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Hi Everyone!

It’s workout time again! Today’s workout is focused on your mid-section.

When targeting your tummy, you want to strengthen all of the muscles of your abdomen and back. A strong core will assist you and protect you in all of your other workouts (from running, to lifting, and beyond). You core powers your movements, improves your balance, and protects your back from injury. Core strength also determines your pelvic alignment which impacts the biomechanics of your hips and knees.

As a new mom, I am constantly focusing on re-aligning my pelvis while holding my son. When I don’t maintain a supported core I get lower back pain from my posture when holding him, and playing with him on the floor.

My Baby Boy is Growing so Quickly! <3

Often, people focus on completing crunches which target only the anterior muscles of the abdomen and create muscular imbalances and tilting of the pelvis. When you are not optimizing your biomechanics you are putting increased pressure on your joints. Strengthening your core can improve and correct misalignment. This workout targets the core muscles from every angle to improve muscular balance and strength.

Today is Day 23 of my Original 30-Day Workout Challenge. Congratulations on making it this far! You are doing great, and you can definitely push through to make it to the end.

I started filming workouts for my Brand New February DietBet Challenge. If one of your goals is weight loss and you want to win money for losing weight you can sign up for my DietBet Challenge here: www.dietbet.com/benderfitness. It starts February 1st, but you can sign up anytime between now and then.

Have fun with today’s workout!


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

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10/50 Second Intervals

1. Frogger
2. Boat Heel Tap
3. Superman Heel Press
4. Knee Tap Plank
5. Leg/Hip Lift
6. Temple Tap Abs
7. Plank Leg Lift
8. Bicycle Abs
9. Bicycle Abs
10. Plank Leg Lift
11. Temple Tap Abs
12. Leg/Hip Lift
13. Knee Tap Plank
14. Superman Heel Press
15. Boat Heel Tap
16. Frogger

Repeat 1-3X


One thought on “Tighter Tummy: 16-Minute Core Workout

  1. Elena

    He’s so beautiful Melissa and Jesse …

    Can you share that pretty pic of you I peeped in the background of you preggars?! It’s soooo pretty ❤️!

    Btw I’m currently doing one month bikini prep, I’m on workout 18! Feeling motivated and stronger everyday

    Thank you

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