Effective Core Workouts With No Equipment

Core Workout
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While often overlooked, your core muscles are fundamental to a number of everyday functional movements as well as your overall physical well-being. If you’re new to training your core then fear not – here are some equipment-free core workouts that you can perform today.

Mountain Climbers

Get into a pushup position and extend your arms fully. Make sure that your arms are in line with your chest. Then, bring your right knee up into your chest and lower it back down before doing the same with your left leg. Continue switching legs at a medium to fast pace while keeping your torso taught and stable.

Plank to Dolphin

Go into a plank position with your forearms touching the ground. Your elbows should be directly under your shoulders while your legs are fully extended. From there, engage your core, glutes, and quads as you lift up your hips and back until your body makes a v shape. Pause for a second before returning to the plank position. This exercise can be performed using a pilates machine or without equipment.

Hollow Hold

Lay flat on your back and stretch your arms over your head. Engage your core and once it’s tight and stable, begin to lift your legs and your arms over your head. Then, bring both your arms and legs to the lowest point where you are able to maintain this hold. Remain in the hollow hold for 20 seconds before returning to your starting position.