Good afternoon, my friends! If you are looking for a core workout that will both challenge you and keep things moving, I think you’ll enjoy giving this one a try!
All you need is one dumbbell to complete this weighted core workout. It’s a challenging workout you can do at home in your living room when you have 15 minutes to spare or do as I do and take a screen shot of it on your phone to bring with you to incorporate into your next gym workout!
The workout includes seven different core exercises that utilize a dumbbell, though you can also complete the workout without a dumbbell if you prefer. You’ll complete each of the exercises for 60 seconds each, then 40 seconds and finally 20 seconds for the final burn. I always like it when the first round is the most challenging since it feels like a small victory when you are done! After the first round, the time you spend on each exercise decreases by 20 seconds, but be sure to concentrate on your form to maximize the burn during every round. This is a great ab burner to add on to the end of a cardio workout on days when you want to work your core a little bit before calling it a day!
Here are links to the exercises mentioned in this workout, just in case any of them may be unfamiliar to you and you want to ensure your form is on point:
- Russian Twists
- Straddle Crunch
- Plank Pull Through
- Around The World Circles
- Toe Touches
- Alternating Crunch (Right/Left)
The sports bra you see in this post is the Champion Absolute Racerback, a classic sports bra with a traditional racerback design. I had the option to select a handful of different sports bras from their site, but I kept going back to this classic. A basic black sports bra never goes out of style and since I recently tossed two black sports bras I’ve had for years, adding a new black sports bra to my collection was perfect.
(And yes, this is what happens anytime you get on the floor around Sadie…)
The racerback design of this sports bra is a bit slimmer than typical racerbacks which I love for the sleek, streamlined look and feel of the bra. It’s supportive enough for boot camp and strength-based workouts and while I wore it for a treadmill workout over the weekend and felt like it was supportive enough for my smaller chest, I think larger-chested women might prefer a slightly more supportive bra for running.
Aside from the look of the bra, the best thing about it is the price point. At only $15, this is one heck of an affordable sports bra! It’s available in a variety of different colors and patterns, so if you’re looking for a snazzier bra with a little more color, they’ve got you covered. (I almost opted for the Seabottom Blue Wingspan design.)
Additional Core Workouts
Disclaimer: Though I am a certified personal trainer and certified group exercise instructor, please be mindful of your body and consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program. Keep it safe, my friends!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Champion. The opinions and text are all mine.