Weight training – not just for arms and legs!
One great way to increase your results with any kind of strength training is to add resistance. Core exercises are no different. You can get more definition, increased strength, and ultimately better results if you incorporate weight training into your regular core routine. Today I am sharing some of my favorite resisted core exercises in one killer workout you can do at home to tone and tighten your midsection! Let the good times roll…
Dumbbell Sit Ups
Lay on your back with your knees bent. Hold a dumbbell and extend your arms straight towards the ceiling. Keep your arms perpendicular to the ceiling as you do a sit up. Slowly return to starting position.
Low-To-High Wood Chop
Stand in a squat position, butt down and chest high. Start with a dumbbell down about your left knee. Use your butt/hips to come to a standing position while raising the dumbbell above your head and to the right in a diagonal motion. Slowly return to starting position.
12 reps left, 10 reps right
Sit down holding a dumbbell with your legs out in front of you. Bring your feet up off the floor. Rotate the dumbbell to the left until it touches the floor on the left and then back to the right until it touches the floor on the right. That’s one.
12 touches to each side
Plank Pull Through
Get down in a plank position on your hands and toes. Start with the dumbbell outside (to the left of) your left hand. While holding the plank position reach across your body and grad the weight with your right hand. Pull it over to the outside (right side) of your right hand. Now hold the plank with your right hand as you reach over with your left hand to pull the weight to the left. That’s one.
Repeat 2 more times (3 times total) for amazing core strength and stand-out stomach definition!