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8 Core Workout Ideas

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bosu Hip-Up
Place the Bosu ball dome side up. Lie on your side, put your forearm on the Bosu and push your hips up, creating a straight line form your shoulder to your foot. Pause at the top and slowly return to the starting position. Maintain a rigid core throughout the movement. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps.

Bosu Plank to Stand
Place the Bosu ball dome side up. Start in a plank position with both forearms and elbows on the Bosu. Extend your arms up one at a time. You should end up in a push-up position. Return to starting position by lowering one arm at a time, and finish in a plank position. Maintain a rigid core throughout the movement. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 20 reps.

Med Ball Slams
Start in a standing position, and get into an athletic stance with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, knees bent and weight in the balls of your feet. Grab the med ball and press overhead. Slam the ball on the floor with velocity, catch ball when it bounces and repeat. Complete 5 to 6 sets of 15 to 20 reps.

Cable/Band Wood Chops Low to High
Grab a cable or band with both of your hands, and get into an athletic stance (feet wider than shoulder-width apart, knees bent and weight in balls of your feet). Your left side should face the anchor point of the cable. Keeping your arms extended, rotate the cable from the starting position to over your right shoulder. Return to the starting position and repeat. Complete 4 to 5 sets of 10 to 16 reps on each side.

Stability Ball Saw
Place your elbows and forearms on the balls feet on the floor, and get into a plank position. Roll ball forward by extending your arms in front of you. Reach the ball in front of you to a comfortable distance, and return to starting position slowly. Keep your core tight during entire movement. Complete 4 to 5 sets of 8 to 15 reps.

TRX Atomic Push-Up
Put both feet into the foot cradles, and get into a push-up position.
Perform one push-up, then bring both of your knees towards your elbows, performing a crunch. Return to push-up position and repeat. Complete 4 to 5 sets of 10 to 20 reps.

Dumbbell Death Crawl
This is a plank, push-up, and renegade row all in one. Start in a push-up position, hands on a pair of dumbbells. Keep your body rigid. Perform a push-up. Row each dumbbell up one at a time. Return to a push-up position, and walk forward by moving each dumbbell forward one at a time (your feet will follow). Finish how you started in a push-up position-you have just completed one rep. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 20 reps.

Sit-Up With Overhead Med Ball Toss
Start in a sit-up position, and press the med ball over your head. Quickly perform a sit up-as you're sitting up, throw the ball at the wall or to a training partner. The throwing motion is exactly like a soccer throw: extend arms overhead using your core to generate velocity. Catch the ball off of the bounce from the wall or from your workout partner, press ball overhead and repeat sit-up. An alternative option: anchor your feet down for extra assistance with sitting up. Complete 4 to 5 sets of 10 to 15 reps.

Complete 2 Core Workouts Each Week
Core training should be done twice a week. You can do one core session that is integrated into your strength-training day; try doing the second session on an active recovery day. You can start with one or two core exercises per session if you are new to this type of training. Take 45 to 60 seconds rest in between sets. As you improve, you can build up to four or five different exercises and decrease the amount of rest taken in between sets.

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JAN155 6/13/2013 2:09PM

    Good ideas. Some I already do, but the death crawl is new to me. Looking forward (I think!) to trying it! Thanks for posting these!

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