I will be taking you through an awesome core workout routine that is complete and effective. We will hit different ranges of motion and all the core muscle groups. You can do this core workout routine anywhere! And the best part is, you won’t need any equipment.
The core muscles are the midsection of the body. The abdominal muscles as well as obliques are all part of your core. Core muscles can even include the glutes, because they support the stability of the core. So, here is an awesome routine that will target all of those muscles.
Start with a quick warm up. Either walking, jogging, or jumping rope. If you don’t have a jump rope, you can do no rope jump ropes. Basically simulate having a jump rope in your hands and skipping the rope that isn’t there.
After you’ve warmed up for about 10 to 15 minutes, you can start on your core workout. Start with V sits. You lie on the floor with your arms stretched out over your head and your legs straight out. Pick your upper body up and your legs up with your legs straight bending at the hips. Create a V with your body. You can either hold this for 30 seconds, or you can lay back down and do 20 of them.
Stand up and find yourself a wall. (I know, I promised you wouldn’t need any equipment, but, I figure most people can find a wall). Place your back against the wall and slide down as if you are sitting in a chair. Your legs should be no greater than a 90 degree angle. This is called a ‘wall sit’. Hold this for 30 seconds. If 30 seconds is easy, hold it for a minute.
Planks are a great core routine. You will get down in a push up position. When you are in the extended push up position, this is called a high plank. A regular plank would be to bring your body down more and you are supporting yourself with your forearms. Your knees are up and your hips are down. Do this for about 30 seconds or up to a minute.
Most People know what a squat is, but, I’m not going to assume anything. In a standing position, you are going to place your feet out wide. Keep your chest and shoulders up and sit down and stand back up using all of your leg muscles to push you back. When you stand back up, focus on pushing your hips forward. Do 20 of them.
Once you have done all of this, you can try doing 5 sets.