You are here

This Workout Has the Secret to a Killer Core

Abs might be made in the kitchen, but that doesn't mean you should skimp on working your core altogether. Core work has many other benefits: It improves posture and athletic performance, curbs lower-back pain, and helps with your heart and digestive system. (See: 7 Benefits of a Strong Core.) In other words, challenging your core is a necessity—and this routine does just that.

Grokker expert Kelly Lee leads this workout to build core strength and trim your waistline. Paired with a HIIT or circuit training session, it'll deliver the results you've been dreaming of along with the added benefits. You'll be feeling it the next day, but work through it twice a week for a month and you'll definitely notice a difference. And if you still want more (though, we're not sure you will), try this Vinyasa yoga sequence for an added challenge.

Equipment Required: Dumbbells (optional—for advanced)

Workout Overview

Complete 5 sets, alternating between two exercises:

Set 1: Russian twists and crunches
Set 2: Cross crawl and reverse sit-ups/wood-choppers
Set 3: Side jackknives and side planks
Set 4: Hand to leg V-ups and supermans
Set 5: Leg lifts and toe touches

About Grokker

Interested in more at-home workout video classes? There are thousands of yoga, fitness, meditation, and healthy cooking videos waiting for you on Grokker.com, the one-stop shop online resource for wellness. Check 'em out today!

Related Links from Grokker.com

High-Intensity Interval Training Video Classes

7-Minute HIIT Series

The Yoga-Pilates Combo Class That Sculpts a Killer Butt

 

Grokker.com

Grokker.com is your one-stop-shop for videos that help you be a better you. We have full length video classes in yoga, fitness, meditation and healthy cooking so whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, we make it easy to fit some wellness into your busy day.

 More →
More from Grokker.com
  • Easy Mindful Eating Tips That Are Actually Worth Following
  • This HIIT Workout Gives At-Home Routines a Good Name
  • You Can Do This Prenatal Pilates Workout Anywhere There's Room for an Exercise Mat