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Tag: ab workouts

Downward Dog to Plank, Double and Single Leg

Workout your shoulders, arms, legs and core all in one! As long as you can do a downward dog and a full plank* this exercise is an excellent, advanced, time-saving workout. It is also an exercise appropriate for pregnant ladies. Just be certain, if you are pregnant, that you are careful about not pushing your […]

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Bird Dog with Variations

An excellent core workout for all levels! This exercise is used by pilates instructors, personal trainers and physical therapists as a great way to build up core muscles, especially low core muscles. However, jumping in without any solid instruction means that you might not be getting the most out of this exercise. In this video, […]

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Side-Lying Oblique Torso Lifts

Try this challenging but fun oblique exercise! This exercise is great for slimming your sides and strengthening your obliques. If you don’t have a friend to hold your feet you can slip them under a very low table or cabinet or press them up against a wall. Be certain to keep your hips stacked on […]

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Oblique Torso Rotation with Theraband

Work your obliques without bending! (No twisting necessary either!) Two versions of standing oblique exercises to try if you have a theraband or cable machine. Both versions will hold steady from the waist down, no movement in the hips as you resist the pull of the band or turn through the torso. The first version […]

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Oblique Exercise with Leg Over a Chair or Barre

Work your obliques with this all-inclusive exercise! Obliques help you side bend and twist*. This exercise works both those functions of your obliques! Be sure you pull your belly button back toward your spine so you really work your obliques and don’t strain your back. Only bend as far as you can control with your […]

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Standing Side Bend Oblique Exercise with Dumbbell

Get rid of those love handles with some great oblique toning! This side body bend using a dumbbell or kettlebell is a great way to work your obliques from a standing position. If you have trouble getting down on the floor to do other kinds of oblique work or if your shoulders prevent you from […]

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In-Home 20 Minute Workout

Our last four mini workouts have been combined so you can follow along for a 20-30 minute workout that works your arms, back, legs, and abs plus finishes with a stretch! Make sure to pause the video where you need more time to finish the amount of reps you want or to do the second […]

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Upper and Lower Ab workout

Join us on the mat for several progressions for strengthening your lower and upper abs. All of these position your neck safely and in a way that is comfortable for most. You might also love that these exercises are all SMALL and PRECISE movements. No need to sit up all the way, throw your legs […]

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Plank and Mountain Climber Combination

Here’s a great combination to challenge your core without having to endure minutes of plank. Switch between plank and mountain climbers for 10 seconds a piece and work up to 1 minute each. Try two sets and build up your time each week or every few weeks. Remember to engage your core throughout the exercise […]

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