Comprehensive Core Workout #3

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

I hope you’ve all been enjoying my two 5-moves in 5-minutes core workouts (Core Workout 1 and Core Workout 2).  I’ve been doing them pretty religiously (alternating between them, for the most part) for ages.  For me, it’s not so much about having a flat stomach and killer abs (although both would be great) as having a strong core that enables me to do whatever I want to do without having to deal with lower-back pain/injuries.

Anyway, I periodically come across additional core exercises that I try out and really like – so I figure it’s time to add a new workout to my regimen!

I was at my daughter’s dance school a few weeks ago, arriving to pick her up just a little bit early. Stretch class was still on, and her instructors have graciously allowed me to participate in stretch class when I’m around (my daughter kind of hates this – “none of the other mom’s do stretch!”).  I love the stretching – I never seem to take the time to do it quite this well when I’m at home.

Anyway, at the end of class, this time, we finished off with a brutal core trio:

  • 50 crunches, followed by
  • 2 minutes front-plank, followed by
  • 200 ‘bicycles’

Interestingly, it appeared that none of the girls in the class had every actually ridden a bicycle, based on the strange, non-bicycle-like moves most of them did during this. 

By the end, I was feeling like I’d worked a little.  The next day, on the other hand, it was clear that I’d worked a lot!  My abs were sore, and my ribs were incredibly tender!  So – give this trio a shot – let me know what you think.

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