Rock you to the core!

Moving on to Day 3 folks – CORE! Core training is so important because it is your body’s centre of power. A strong core will help you reduce injury and preform other exercises with ease such as squats, deadlifts, and rows.

Here’s some motivation for you…

I definitely want some abs like Jennie from the Block!!

I definitely want some abs like Jennie from the Block!!

Day 3 – Core

Plank (start off holding for 1 minute, increase by 30 seconds every 4 weeks)
Side Plank (start off holding for 20 seconds a side, increase by 10 seconds every 4 weeks)
Supermans (start off with 12 reps, increasing by 5 reps every 4 weeks)
Lying Leg Raise (this can also be done on a mat on the floor, start off with 12 reps, increasing by 5 reps every 4 weeks)
Alternating Scissor Kicks (start off with 12 reps, increasing by 5 reps every 4 weeks)
Dumbbell Side Bend
Ab Crunch Machine

Complete 3 sets of each exercise.  For the last two exercises, start with a weight heavy enough that you can do 10-12 reps during weeks 1-4.   Increase the weight during weeks 5-8 to complete 8-10 reps and increase again during weeks 9-12 to complete 4-6 reps. I usually pair this day with 20-30 minutes of cardio. Hopefully tomorrow, those abs will be burning!!

Here are 10 separate videos for an at-home ab workout, pick your fav or switch it up every week! Either way, remember to keep challenging yourself 🙂

If you missed the previous workouts check out Day 1 – Legs and Day 2 – Shoulders.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a personal trainer or a medical doctor.  Consult a physician before performing this or any exercise program. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury.   If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge The Happy Health Freak from any and all claims or causes of action, know or unknown.

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