JD Sports | July 26, 2018

It’s All About – Core Workouts!

With all this hot weather it looks like it’s out with the layers and in with the bikinis, shorts and crop tops. If you’re wanting to look and feel good while hittin’ up the beach or park this summer, we’ve got the perfect core workout to tone you up! Don’t worry gal, we got you.

Improving your core is not just about toning up those muscles, it can improve your balance, help with digestion and up those positive vibes. Try incorporating this routine during your next gym sesh:

We’re Not Pranking – Get PLANKING!

It hurts like hell and it gets you sweating like an ice cream in a sauna, but there’s nothin’ better than a bit of booty-toning and stomach-sculpting planking. From plank dips where you dip one hip at a time to side planks and the good old fashioned core buster, this bad boy is all about the full body tone. You’ll be planking your way to the beach and back in no time!

The Workout:

Planking core exercise
Planking core exercise

The World Cup’s Over But We’re Still Russian Twisting

Still all about the World Cup spirit and ready to work on every part of your core, Russian twist exercises are great at sculpting the muscles at the side of your stomach; the obliques!

For an even harder workout, try these bad boys with a weight and see the stomach sculpting begin. Abs in no time.

The Workout:

Russian Twist Core Exercise
Russian Twist Core Exercise

Leg Raising All The Way To The Top

Legs-be-honest, the hardest part about core is keeping that stomach engaged, mind focused and reps up high. What better way to combat that than with an exercise where you’re lying on the floor. It might as well be break time!…

Leg raises target the lower stomach, legs and love handles with some serious power.

The Workout:

Crawling Your Way To That Summer Bod

We’re not talking Queer Eye style dance move crawls, we’re talking high-intensity, fast paced, army crawls with stomach muscles engaged all the way. This exercise is all about a high level intensity and results in no time, defo worth giving it a go.

The Workout:

leg raising core exercise
Crawl Core Workout

You’ve mastered the workout, you’ve crunched that core and now it’s time to repeat it all again!

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