More Core Work? Abs-olutely!


June 7, 2012 by Danielle

Forgive the cheesy title. I promised you another set of exercises for The Month of the Core and here they are.

Last week, Oiselle sent out a tweet asking for followers’ favorite abs exercises and I responded with my favorites-the response was a little scary-

Turns out, the compiled their favorite exer-tweets (does that work) from users to create the #SexyCore workout, which I did yesterday.

I think they should call it #sweatycore, because I was sweating through my shirt after I finished.

Next up is an exercise from a ballerina and aside from their grace and poise, ballerinas are known for their toned and strong cores. Luckily, my sister is a ballerina (that’s her front and center),

Every dancer knows that poise and grace comes from the core.

so she can torture me with share her ab routines with me.

I did this one earlier this morning and now my abs are on fire-Thanks sis!

Remember to breathe!

  • 15 sit ups
  • 15 sit ups with legs in table top
  • 15 sit ups with legs down
  • 15 (each side) bicycles with a pause-bring knee in and hold at knee or ankle, keeping lower back pressed into the floor.

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  • 15 (each side) regular bicycles
  • 15 (each side) straight leg switches, holding onto ankle, keeping lower back pressed into the floor.

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  • 15 (each side) straight leg switches with arms hovering by sides (not on ground)
  • 15 (each side) side crunches
  • Plank on hands for 30 seconds
  • Side plank 30 seconds, then switch to other side for 30 seconds
  • Plank on hands for 30 seconds
  • 10 push ups
  • 15 reps of shoot the sky (long arm crunch)

Do your abs burn yet (source)

Here’s to more core!


2 thoughts on “More Core Work? Abs-olutely!

  1. YES! Thanks for this, always great to get some new core moves. It’s too easy to fall into a routine with core workouts and fall into a pattern. can’t wait to try ’em both out.

  2. […] my sister’s high school graduation celebrations. As you might have read before, my sister is a serious ballerina, so she goes to an arts boarding school called Walnut Hill School of the Arts. My sister gave us a […]

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