Equipment Doesn’t Need to be the Core of Your Workout

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Figuring out what gym equipment can be tricky, especially if you are in a hurry. Am I using the right amount of weight? Is this machine doing what I want to be doing? Wait that guy is on the machine I want to use! Well never fear, below is a great core workout you can do with zero equipment. All you need is your body weight and about a half an hour – let’s work that core!

For each exercise, perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions, resting 45 seconds between sets, unless otherwise indicated. Use your own body weight as resistance.

Equipment: Bodyweight

Workout Time: 35 minutes

Estimated Calorie Burn: 217

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet raised with your arms straight up over your chest.
  2. Lower one leg and the opposite arm straight down toward the floor, keeping the other leg and arm steady.
    • Raise the leg and arm back to the upright position and repeat with the opposite leg and arm.
    • Alternate sides with each rep.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees and feet flat, placing your hands at your sides.
  2. Bring your knees into your chest with your legs bent, slightly rounding your lower back at the top position.
    • Slowly lower your legs with your knees still bent to tap your heels on the floor and repeat.
    • Keep your upper body stable throughout.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet raised, placing your hands at your sides.
  2. Roll your legs to one side touching your knee to the floor.
    • Roll your legs to the opposite side to touch, keeping your knees bent and your upper body stable throughout.
    • Alternate sides with each rep.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat, placing your hands at your sides.
  2. Raise your hips off the floor, trying to make a straight line from your hips to your shoulders.
    • Lower your back to the floor and repeat.

  1. Start in a sit-up position with your feet flat, knees bent and your arms extended out in front at chest height.
  2. Twist your torso to one side.
    • Twist your torso back to the other side, keeping your feet flat and arms straight throughout.
    • Alternate sides with each rep.

  1. Begin on all fours with both knees and hands on the floor.
  2. Raise one leg straight up behind to shoulder height.
    • Complete all reps on one side before switching to the other side.

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