As a CrossFitter, This Is the 9-Minute Core-Blasting Workout I Love to Do at Home
As a CrossFitter, running is part of our daily workouts, but we usually only do sprints or time ourselves to see how fast we can run a mile. Since I came to CrossFit with a running background, I still enjoy longer runs. On days when I trade my box (a CrossFit gym) for the trails, I love to get in some postrun strength training, so I usually do some push-ups and follow it with this ab-burning workout.
I love doing this quick ab routine after a run to keep my core strong for CrossFit (and life in general!), but I'm also working on a yoga/gymnastics goal — to press into handstand — so strengthening my core is key. Aside from doing this ab workout after a run, I also like to squeeze it in while cooking dinner, or when watching TV (it helps relieve stress during gruelling moments on Game of Thrones!).
Ab Workout For Strong Core
Equipment needed: one dumbbell (three to 10 pounds), a pair of sliders (or use paper plates on carpet or towels on wood floor), and a bar to hang from (if you don't have one, there's a modification without one)
Directions: After warming up with a cardio session, complete each of the nine ab exercises ahead for 45 seconds, then take a 15-second rest. After the workout, do Cobra pose to stretch your abs.
|Ab Workout For Strong Core|
|Seated Russian twist|
|Hip raise with leg extension|
|Mountain climber sliders|
|Glider knee tuck with pike|
|Elbow plank with hip dips|
|Hanging knee raise|
|Headstand leg lifts|