20-Minute Home Workout: Sculpted Abs/Core, Fat Burning Workout -No Equipment Needed

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Hi Everyone!

I have a fun throwback workout on the agenda for today. This 20-Minute Plank, Push-up, Burn Workout is fantastic for building stronger, more sculpted abdominal muscles. When I filmed the workout I did jump rope for the cardio bursts, but you can also choose to do high knees or marching in place as an equipment free option. You can even simulate jump roping, by doing the same motion without the jump rope.

These days I am usually working out with a little one around, so I will do high knees or rope-less jumping today to make sure no one gets hurt.

We are going to be activating the core from every direction to make sure we challenge every muscles of the mid-section. You can go through it once, or repeat it up to three times.

This evening I will also be teaching a yoga class. So, if you would like to add a yoga flow to your workout today you can find a great stretch and body scan meditation here: https://www.benderfitness.com/2022/05/full-body-yoga-stretch-45-minutes.html

This weekend we celebrated my sister’s bachelorette party with a weekend lake house trip. I didn’t get to film any workouts while I was up there (although the location would have been amazing for some videos). I will be filming new workouts this week, so stay tuned.

Relaxing with my sisters.

Let me know how today’s workout goes for you and if you had a favorite move. You can do one round or repeat it for a longer, more intense workout.

Melissa

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The Workout:

15 rounds of 30/50. 
My cardio of choice was jumping rope, but you can also choose High Knees. 
*Cardio
1. Toe Touch Push-ups
*Cardio
2. Side Plank Knee/Lift (right)
*Cardio
3. Side Plank Knee/Lift (left)
*Cardio
4. Reverse Plank Leg Lift
*Cardio
5. Criss Cross Plank
*Cardio
6. Elevator Plank (right)
*Cardio
7. Elevator Plank (left)
*Cardio
8. Dive Bomber
*Cardio
9. Windshield Wiper Plank
*Cardio
10. Plank Jack Push-up
*Cardio
11. Knee Drop Plank
*Cardio
12. Supergirl Push-up
*Cardio
13. Heel Press Plank (right)
*Cardio
14. Heel Press Plank (left)
*Cardio
15. Rotating Push-ups


Repeat 1-3X

Exercise Description:

Toe Touch Push-Ups:
Start in Plank Position. Reach your right hand back to touch your left foot, while lifting the hips.
Return to Plank position, complete a push-up.
Repeat on Opposite Side.
Video Tutorial here: Toe Touch Push-Up
Side Plank Knee/Lift:
Start in Side Plank. Lift the leg (as you would in a jumping jack).
Bring the Knee in Toward your Chest.
Return to starting position. Complete all reps on the right, and then repeat on the left. 
Reverse Plank Leg Lift:
Start in a reverse plank position. Lift the hips to form a straight line from heels, to hips to shoulders.
Place hands below shoulders.
Hold this position, or increase the intensity by alternating leg lifts.
Keep the hips lifted and core tight throughout each exercise. 
Criss-Cross Plank:
Start in plank position. Bring the right knee in toward the left elbow.
Keeping the knee forward transition it toward the left elbow.
Return to plank.
Bring left knee in toward right elbow, and then across to the left elbow.
Continue to alternate sides. 
Elevator Plank:
Start in plank position. Bring your right knee in toward your right arm.
Move your knee up and down from wrist toward arm pit.
Keep the core strong and engaged though out the exercise.
Repeat on the other side. 
Dive Bomber:
Transition from Plank to Down Dog Position.
Bend both arms and sweep the chest toward the floor.
Allow the hips to follow as you push forward to Up-Dog.
Bend the arms to return to starting position and repeat. 
Windshield Wiper Plank:
Start in Plank Position (on forearms or extended arms).
Alternating legs, take a step out to the side, and return to plank position. 
Plank Jack:
Start in plank position.
Jump Both Feet out as you would in a jumping jack.
Hold Plank or add a push-up.
Return to starting position and repeat.
Video Tutorial Here: 
Plank Jack.
Knee Drop Plank:
Start in a forearm plank with hands clasped.
Form a straight line from heels, to hips to shoulders.
Keep the hips in the same position and bend the knees to just above (or lightly touch) the ground.
Keep the core strong and tight.
Return to starting position and repeat. 
Supergirl Push-Up:
Start in Plank.
Reach Right Arm and Left Foot toward opposite walls.
Return to Plank. Optional: Complete a push-up.
Return to plank.
Reach Left Arm and Right Foot.
Repeat, alternating sides. 
Heel Press Plank:
Start in a Forearm Plank.
Bend Right Knee, Flex the Foot, and Press your Heel to the Ceiling.
Continue to pulse and press.
Complete full cycle, and repeat on the opposite side. 
Rotating Push-Ups:
Start in Plank Position with feet hip distance or slightly wider apart.
Complete a Push-Up (optional).
Rotate into a right side plank, coming onto the sides of the feet.
Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.
Return to Plank.
Complete Push-Up
 (optional).
Continue to alternate sides. 

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