I love to combine core work with cardio work. The following workout is structured into three main parts.
For this particular workout, the first part is a time-based challenge. With each consecutive week you will be able to track your progress. It’s plank rows for 5 repetitions followed by push ups for 10 reps. The plank row is brutal: you feel it everywhere and it gets your heart rate up too. I especially like this combo because you’re in the same position and can quickly transition from exercise to exercise. Get as many rounds as you can in 10 or 15 minutes. Choice is yours.
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The second part is the one minute challenge. It’s three core/ab focused exercises for 20 seconds each: Russian twists, mountain climbers, and plank shoulder taps. After five rounds of this your heart will be pounding and your core on fire.
The final part is a good finisher of sorts because it will truly challenges your stability after already going through two other parts of the workout. The stability ball push up looks easier than it actually is. Complete five sets for as many reps as you can.
Watch the workout below for a demo:
Core work while getting that heart rate up too. (w/ @mike_simone) #humanfitproject @rrp_hfp #162 Plank row x5 Push up x10 Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 or 15 minutes. Russian twist x 20sec Mountain climber x 20sec Plank shoulder tap x 20sec Rest 30-60 seconds. Repeat x 5 Stability ball push up 5xAMAP