Home Workout #37: Sweaty Abs HIIT


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So why do I bother training my core?
  • A strong core will support your spine, protecting your from back injuries and pain.  This is especially important for people who sit all day long on the job with slouched posture.
  • The Plank is my favourite exercise for strong abdominal and back muscles. I love the plank because it targets all the muscles of the core (including the lower back). You will notice I included 2 themes & variations of the plank in today’s workout video.
  • Do not underestimate the plank!  Not only does it strengthen you core, but it also targets your shoulders, arms and glutes!  Remember, the longer you can hold the plank, the more resilient your lower back will be to injury, making it the ultimate prerequisite exercise for all weight lifting and sports.  And once you shed your layer of tummy fat, you abs will look magnificent thanks to all the planks you performed!

Equipment Required:

Dr Sara Solomon Cross Speed Jump Rope Buddy Lee Jump Ropes

Always a Must!

Drink your BCAAs!

Stay hydrated with water.
  • I like to add BCAAs. Click here to read why.

Video Workout:

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What is AMRAP? It stands for AMany Rounds APossible. Today's workout it a 10-minute AMRAP HIIT circuit, consisting of 5 exercises that will make your core BURN! Once you get through the 5 exercises (with no rest), repeat it all over again. Keep repeating it as many times as possible in 10 minutes. I did it 3 times (off camera). Try to beat my score! Tweet me how many times you do it in 10 minutes to @DrSaraSolomon!
Keep this 10 minute circuit mega-INTENSE; otherwise, set your timer for 20 minutes. If you are late for work, this is an ideal 10-minute workout to cram into your hectic morning schedule. This 10-minute workout ensures your metabolism will be humming at top speed for the rest of the day.
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  1. Ab Wheel: 10 reps
  2. Heel Touches: 10 reps each heel
  3. Ass-Ups (on bench): 10 reps. If you don't have a bench, do it on the floor.
  4. Plank "Thingy": 10 reps each leg
  5. Jump Rope – 60 seconds. Beginners do Basic Bounce Step. Everyone else: Travelling Bounce Step!
Do the workout with me. Just click on the video.

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