Today’s workout is focused on strengthening every muscle of the core. As a bonus, you will also be working your arms, legs and back during this workout. Don’t be surprised if you feel it everywhere! It’s low impact, but very effective.
In the video I did 30-seconds of plank for each pose. If you want a more intense workout you can extend the intervals to 60-seconds per pose. You also have the option of repeating this workout up to 3X and pairing with with my newest Lower Body Workout or one of my Cardio HIIT workouts.
The variations I used in this workout will target your core from every angle: front, sides and back. As always, focus on using the correct form. If you want to see more definition through your mid-section you need to combine strengthening, and lean muscle building, with fat burning exercises. It is impossible to spot reduce fat, but when you build lean muscle you improve your overall metabolism and HIIT has a great burn during and after the workout.
I have found that when it comes to body composition and overall level of fitness, short but intense HIIT exercise routines are the most effective workouts. As always, you will find the workout video and full workout breakdown below.
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I hope that you all have fun with today’s workout. It’s a great quick challenge that will have you feeling every muscle in your abs.
Let me know which plank you liked the most and which one you found most challenge.
12 Rounds of 10/30.
- Side Plank-Right
- Star Side Plank-Right
- Reverse Plank
- Side Plank-Left
- Star Side Plank-Left
- Reverse Plank Lift-Right
- Reverse Plank Lift-Left
- Oblique Hold-Right
- Oblique Hold-Left
Optional: Pair with my newest Booty Sculpt Workout.