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!
What is AMRAP? It stands for As Many Rounds As Possible. 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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Ab Wheel: 10 reps
Heel Touches: 10 reps each heel
Ass-Ups (on bench): 10 reps. If you don't have a bench, do it on the floor.