How many of you know that I’ve got a #NOEXCUSES Workout Series?? If you don’t know, then you are really missing out. A majority of my #NOEXCUSES posts are published over at Hairspray and Highheels. However, you can always keep up with all of my fitness related posts by checking in with my Fitness Category Button in my sidebar. Or you can just click here for all my #NOEXCUSES Workout Series posts.
Today, I’m sharing a another Core Workout. Remember, all of my exercise posts require little to no equipment. So you really have #NOEXCUSES when it comes to working out! Let’s get to the nitty gritty of the workout.
This workout is a timed workout. You are going to complete each exercise for 45 seconds. Repeat the entire list of exercises 4-6 times.
Warm-up: 5-10 minutes (to get your body ready for exercise)
Plank Jacks: Start in the pushup position. Make sure your hands are right underneath your shoulders. Pull your belly button in towards your spine (keeping your core tight). Jump your legs out and then jump them back in (like your doing jumping jacks but on your toes).
Leg Lifts: Lay on your back. Place your hands flat on the floor beside your body. Pull your belly in towards your spine (keeping your core tight). Bring your legs straight up in the air and then lower down towards the ground. Return to the top and repeat.
Scissor Crunch: Stay laying on your back, legs straight out in front of you. Bring your legs up to about 45 degrees and then cross your legs over each other (Right over Left), open them up into a V and then cross your legs over the other way (Left over Right). Repeat.
Mountain Climbers: Get back into the pushup position. Bring your left knee in towards your chest. Return to start position. Repeat on right side. Repeat back and forth. Keep your core tight. (This is almost like running.)
Side Plank Dips: From the pushup position, rotate your body bringing your right shoulder up in the air, so that your left shoulder is directly over your left hand. (Side Plank). Lower your hips towards the ground and then return to the beginning position. Repeat. Keep your core tight!
Supermans: Lay on your tummy. Arms extended in front of you. Raise your right arm and your left leg up off the ground. Switch sides. Repeat back and forth. Keep your core tight.
V-Sit: Get into a seated position with your legs straight out in front of you. Place your hands behind your rear. Lean back on your hands and bring your knees in towards your body (now your feet are not touching). Extend your legs out in front of you without touching the floor still leaning back on your hands. Bring your upper body back towards the center while bringing your knees in towards your chest. Repeat.
Straight Leg Reverse Crunch: Stay laying on your back. Put your legs straight in the air. Arms down by your side. Using your lower abdominal muscles, lift your rear off the ground. Do not use your legs for momentum to get your hips off the ground. Use your abdominals. Keep your core tight.
Cool Down & Stretch: 5-10 minutes (so important!!)
Good luck and have fun!!
If you have any questions, let me know!!