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Core House Power

25 min
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6 exercises
Today is purely rep completion! Nothing too complicated at all, just some time to work through the motions that will develop some awesome core stability and strength. 
Dead Bug
3 sets
20 reps
45 sec rest
Make sure to move at a cool ad controlled pace, focus on that transition, and activate that core! 10 per side.
1:00 rest
Bird Dogs
3 sets
20 reps
45 sec rest
Now lets work the reverse side of that core!
1:00 rest
A
Crunches
3 sets
15 reps
Flex those upper abs!
A
Reverse Crunch
3 sets
15 reps
45 sec rest
Bring those legs all the way up and over! Point them to the sky if you like!
1:00 rest
B
Double Side Jackknifes
2 sets
15 reps
Left side only!
B
Double Side Jackknifes
2 sets
15 reps
45 sec rest
Right side only!
Core House Power
25 min
 · 
6 exercises
Today is purely rep completion! Nothing too complicated at all, just some time to work through the motions that will develop some awesome core stability and strength. 
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Dead Bug
3 sets
20 reps
45 sec rest
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Make sure to move at a cool ad controlled pace, focus on that transition, and activate that core! 10 per side.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
  1. Lie on your back. Extend hands straight above towards the ceiling. Bring your knees up to a 90-degree angle. Shins should be parallel to the floor. Exhale and bring hips off the floor.
  2. Begin by extending one leg forward. The foot should be hovering just above the ground.
  3. Pause then return the leg to it’s starting position while extending the opposing leg. Keep alternating legs while maintaining a tight core.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Obliques
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
  1. Lie flat on an exercise mat on the floor keeping your lower back straight with no arching of your spine and with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  2. Place your hands lightly on the sides of your head.
  3. Curl your torso upwards so your shoulders are slightly raised off the floor..
  4. Raise your knees until your thighs are at a right angle to the floor and your calves are parallel to the floor. This is the start position.
  5. Slowly move your legs in a pedaling action as if you are riding a bicycle.
  6. As you do so, exhale and bring your opposing elbow close to each knee by crunching to one side. Left elbow to right knee. Right elbow to left knee.
  7. After each crunch, return to the start position inhaling as you do so.
  8. Without pausing, repeat the movement to the other side.
  9. Repeat without pausing for the desired number of repetitions to each side.

Do not use your hands to pull your head and neck up during this exercise. Doing so may cause injury. Concentrate on a slow rhythmic cycle from side to side with perfect form for each repetition.

Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Lie flat on an exercise mat, extending your arms straight back behind your head.
  2. Fully extend your legs also. This is the start position.
  3. Bend at your waist and at the same time, raise your legs and arms to meet in a closed jackknife position. Exhale as you do this.
  4. At this point, your legs should remain fully extended at between 35-45 degrees from the floor.
  5. Your arms should be fully extended, parallel to your legs.
  6. Your upper body should be raised off the floor.
  7. Return to the start position by lowering your arms and legs back to the floor, exhaling as you do so.
  8. Repeat.
Rest
0:00
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Bird Dogs
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Bird Dogs
3 sets
20 reps
45 sec rest
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Now lets work the reverse side of that core!
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Lower Back
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Position yourself on all fours with knees underneath the hips and wrists under the shoulders.
  2. Engage your abs and keep your spine neutral, pulling the shoulder blades towards the hips.
  3. Lengthen the left leg until it is straight out and in line with your hips while simultaneously raising and straightening your right arm until it is parallel to the floor. Keep your head and shoulders aligned at all times.
  4. Gently lower your arm and leg back to the starting position and alternate with the other arm and leg.
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Upper Back & Lower Traps
Secondary:
Lower Back, Shoulders
    1. Lay on a yoga/exercise mat or towel with your arms outstretched, palms down in front of you, and your legs outstretched with your soles facing up.
    2. Simultaneously lift your right arm and left leg off the floor.
    3. When you reach your flexion point, hold for a second before slowly lowering back down to the floor.
    4. Repeat the same movement with your left arm and right leg.

 

 

 

Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Position yourself on all fours on a mat.
  2. Position your hands underneath your shoulders and place your knees under your hips.
  3. Keep your right knee bent at 90 degrees and flex the foot as you lift the knee until it is level with the hip.
  4. Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  5. Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.
Rest
0:00
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Superset A - Crunches, Reverse Crunch
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Crunches
A
3 sets
15 reps
Superset A • Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Flex those upper abs!
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
  1. Lie flat on your back with your feet flat on the ground, with your knees bent at 90 degrees. Alternatively, you can place your feet up on a bench a few inches apart with your toes turned inwards and touching.
  2. Place your hands lightly on either side of your head.
  3. Keep your elbows in  so that they are parallel to your body.
  4. Push your back down flat into the floor to isolate your abdominal muscles.
  5. Gently curl your shoulders forward and up off the floor.
  6. Continue to push down into the floor with your lower back.
  7. Raise your shoulders about four to six inches only.
  8. Hold and squeeze your abdominal muscles for a count of one.
  9. Return to the start position in a smooth movement.
Primary muscle group(s):
Obliques
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Lie on an exercise mat, with your back flat, knees bent and your feet flat on the floor slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  2. Fully extend your arms down the side of your body, palms facing in. This is the start position.
  3. Exhaling, crunch your torso forward and to the right until you can touch your right heel with your right hand. Hold for a count of one.
  4. Return to the starting position smooth motion, inhaling as you do so.
  5. Repeat the movement, this time to your left side.
  6. When you have completed the movement on both sides, you have done one repetition.
  7. Repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
  1. Lay on a yoga/exercise mat or towel with your back flat on the floor and your legs straight and in the air with the soles of your feet facing up.
  2. Outstretch your arms above your chest so that they run parallel to your legs.
  3. Lifting your shoulders off the floor, reach up and touch your toes with your fingertips.
  4. Lower your shoulders back to the floor to complete one rep.
Reverse Crunch
A
3 sets
15 reps
45 sec rest
Superset A • Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
Get ready
321GO
Bring those legs all the way up and over! Point them to the sky if you like!
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
  1. Lie flat on an exercise mat on the floor.
  2. Extend your legs fully and place your hands palms down, flat on the floor beside you.
  3. Keeping your feet together, draw your knees up towards your chest, until your thighs are at 90 degrees to the floor and your calves are parallel to it. This is the start position.
  4. As you inhale, curl your hips up off the floor while bringing your knees further towards your chest.
  5. Continue the movement until your knees are touching your chest, or as far as comfortable.
  6. Hold for a count of one.
  7. In a controlled movement, return your legs to the start position, exhaling as you do so.
  8. Repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Obliques
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  • Lie on your back on a flat bench.
  • Reach overhead and grab the top of the bench with both hands.
  • Brace your abdominal muscles.
  • Straighten your legs and lift them up. Stop when they are above parallel.
  • Contract your abdominals as you bend your knees and bring your legs up and towards the top of the bench.
  • Pause then slowly release your legs to the starting position, making sure to keep the contraction in your abdominals.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
Secondary:
Lower Back
  1. Lie on your back on a mat with hands under your lower buttocks on either side to support your pelvis.
  2. Legs straight out in front of you, ankles together and feet slightly off the floor.
  3. Keep your knees straight and raise your legs by flexing the hips until they are completely flexed.
  4. Return to starting position.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
Secondary:
Lower Back
  1. Lie flat with hands under your buttocks.
  2. Keep your knees together and pull them in towards you while moving your torso towards them (lift your head, neck and shoulders up).
  3. Hold and then slowly return to starting position.
Rest
0:00
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Superset B - Double Side Jackknifes, Double Side Jackknifes
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Double Side Jackknifes
B
2 sets
15 reps
Superset B • Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
Get ready
321GO
Left side only!
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Obliques
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  • Bring yourself to the ground and lie on your left side. Be sure to stack your feet.
  • Place your left hand on your side while raising your right arm above your head so that the elbow is pointing towards the sky.
  • Focusing all of the tension and contraction in the obliques, bring your feet up while you raise your upper body. Lead with the right elbow.
  • Hold the contraction and slowly return to the starting position. Do not allow your feet or shoulder to touch the ground.
  • Repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
Secondary:
Lower Back
  1. Lie on an exercise mat and place your feet your under something that will not move or ask a spotter hold them down for you. Keep your knees bent.
  2. Raise your upper body from the mat to form V-shape with your thighs.
  3. Keep your arms fully extended in front of your chest, clasping your hands together.This is the start position.
  4. In a smooth motion, twist your upper body to the right until you feel a stretch in your back and sides. Keep your arms parallel to the floor and exhale as you do this. Hold for a count of one and inhale.
  5. Return to the start position while breathing out.
  6. Repeat the movement,this time to the left side of your body.
  7. Repeat.

As your strength increases, you can hold a weight plate or medicine ball in front of you to increase resistance and engage other muscle groups.

Double Side Jackknifes
B
2 sets
15 reps
45 sec rest
Superset B • Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
Get ready
321GO
Right side only!
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Obliques
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  • Bring yourself to the ground and lie on your left side. Be sure to stack your feet.
  • Place your left hand on your side while raising your right arm above your head so that the elbow is pointing towards the sky.
  • Focusing all of the tension and contraction in the obliques, bring your feet up while you raise your upper body. Lead with the right elbow.
  • Hold the contraction and slowly return to the starting position. Do not allow your feet or shoulder to touch the ground.
  • Repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
Secondary:
Lower Back
  1. Lie on an exercise mat and place your feet your under something that will not move or ask a spotter hold them down for you. Keep your knees bent.
  2. Raise your upper body from the mat to form V-shape with your thighs.
  3. Keep your arms fully extended in front of your chest, clasping your hands together.This is the start position.
  4. In a smooth motion, twist your upper body to the right until you feel a stretch in your back and sides. Keep your arms parallel to the floor and exhale as you do this. Hold for a count of one and inhale.
  5. Return to the start position while breathing out.
  6. Repeat the movement,this time to the left side of your body.
  7. Repeat.

As your strength increases, you can hold a weight plate or medicine ball in front of you to increase resistance and engage other muscle groups.

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