Core Workout

Hey Guy,

I was just wondering what a good core workout consists of?

At home I have a 12 ilbs. Medicine ball, jump rope, and 2-25 lbs. dumbbells. I also I have access to a pretty good gym if the stuff I have at home is not enough for a good core workout.

Thanks a lot!

If you want to try and hit multiple planes and movements…

Bicycle crunches
Russian Twists with medball
Supermans (with or without medball)
Leg Raises
Toe Touches (aka V-ups), again with or without medball
Ab wheel rollouts (you can get a wheel for a few bucks)

In terms of isometrics:
Planks of all variations
L-sits ( http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/L-sit.html )
Pullup bar hang with knees to chest

But one of the most underrated and underused methods to build insane core strength and stability is by lifting heavy weights. Deadlifts, for example, require a ton of lower back strength to keep your from folding in half (same with squats). It’s hard to find a non-weighted exercise that provides similar bang for the buck.

[quote=“kc86”]If you want to try and hit multiple planes and movements…

Bicycle crunches
Russian Twists with medball
Supermans (with or without medball)
Leg Raises
Toe Touches (aka V-ups), again with or without medball
Ab wheel rollouts (you can get a wheel for a few bucks)

In terms of isometrics:
Planks of all variations
L-sits ( http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/L-sit.html )
Pullup bar hang with knees to chest

But one of the most underrated and underused methods to build insane core strength and stability is by lifting heavy weights. Deadlifts, for example, require a ton of lower back strength to keep your from folding in half (same with squats). It’s hard to find a non-weighted exercise that provides similar bang for the buck.[/quote]

you just described my core workout almost perfectly :slight_smile: