A quick and effective core workout, perfect for any day of the week.
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I’m finally back after taking a hiatus from working out. And I’m doing this thing where I don’t really have a structured workout. I just sort of move as I go. It’s a pretty sweet deal. And the weird thing is, I feel like my workouts are more effective this way. I’m sure they’re not, but it feels like they are so #winning.
So true story. I hate long workouts. Anything that’s over 3o minutes, I sort of roll my eyes at. Mostly because I just don’t have the time. I can barely squeeze in my workouts as it is and I’m up at 5:15 during the week. And no, I’m not trying to get up earlier to work out longer.
That’s why I love this little core sequence. It’s enough to feel something in the core but not too much that you’ll be spending all day on it. I combine this with a nice power yoga or even a HIIT workout because this little gem right here only takes about 5-10 minutes tops.
Try it out and let me know how it goes! And no worries if you don’t have a yoga block..just use a book that’s about the same size
Quick and Effective Core Workout
Alright…let’s break this down. You’re going to do 3 movements. The first two 5 reps each and the last one 10 reps. Then repeat 3-5 times. Here we go!
Knee to elbow to wrist- Start in downdog. Lift your right leg high. Bring your knee into your elbow, slide it down to your wrist and then back to the elbow and back up to three-legged dog. Repeat 5 times then switch sides.
Plank Pass the Block- I have no real name for this exercise which explains the weird name. Anyways…this one is easy but definitely a great core workout that you’ll feel. Start in plank and put the yoga block under you. Take your right arm and slide the block out to the right as far as you can reach. Take your left arm and grab the block, maintaining your plank. Then take your right arm and grab the block. That’s 1 rep. Do 5 of those.
Boat pose with a twist-Again super technical name. But anyways. Sit down and life your legs so your shins are parallel to the ground. Take your yoga block in your right hand and pass it under your legs, giving it to your left hand. Do 10 of those. THEN! Change directions and do 10 more. Your welcome.