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Trainer's Dumbbell Core Workout

Test Your Core Strength With This Trainer's Intense, 5-Move Ab Workout

If planks, crunches, and mountain climbers have become extremely easy for you to do, it's time to upgrade your core workout. If you aren't sure what could be harder than holding a plank for two minutes, Australian-based trainer Shona Vertue has an extremely challenging core workout for you to try.

Trust us, this routine is going to fire up every muscle in your core. You'll more than likely be sore tomorrow, but hey, at least you can sleep well knowing your core is getting stronger.

The Dumbbell Core Workout

  • Reverse crunch: 12 reps
  • Dumbbell sit-up: 12 reps
  • Hollow body hold with a pike, single-leg pike, and straddle pike: 20 reps
  • L-sit dumbbell hold: 5 seconds
  • Weighted side plank with dip: 12 reps

If you aren't familiar with the moves, be sure to watch Shona perform each exercise in the video above.

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