Do you want to burn fat and get a lean, strong core?
Try These 3 Cardio-Core Exercises For A Lean, Strong Core!
If you want a flatter stomach and a lean, strong core that not only LOOKS GREAT, but also helps you PREVENT INJURY, try these 3 Cardio-Core Moves!
If you want a strong, lean core, crunches alone won’t do it.
Instead you’ve got to do core moves that burn fat. Core moves that work multiple large muscle groups at once. Core moves that target those trouble areas like our obliques and lower abs.
And guess what? These 3 Cardio-Core Moves do all 3!
Don’t waste time on movements that aren’t going to give you a lot of bang for your buck! Try these 3 exercises to burn fat and get a leaner, stronger core in less time!
3 Cardio-Core Exercises:
Cardio-Core Move #1: Burpee Sit Thrus
Burpees…Whether you love them or hate them, we can all agree they get your blood pumping. And when you combine the Burpee with the Sit Thru, you get one KILLER CARDIO-CORE MOVE.
This full-body core exercise will get your blood pumping while working your entire core and even targeting those obliques.
To do the Burpee Sit Thru, start standing then jump back into a “bulldog position” with your knees bent and feet off the ground. Do nto jump back into a full plank. Then kick one leg under your body and through toward the opposite hand as you lift the opposite hand to “sit through.”
Quickly rotate and sit through then come back center before performing a Sit Thru to the other side. Then come back center and jump up before repeating!
Cardio-Core Move #2: Inchworm Plank
Take your planks to the next level with this killer variation that will work your entire core while targeting those lower abs. Talk about a plank that will get the blood pumping to burn some fat!
To do the Inchworm Plank, set up in a forearm plank from your toes with your elbows under your shoulders and your body in a nice straight line down to your heels.
Begin to walk your feet in toward your head, keeping your legs straight as you take very small steps forward. Your butt should go up in the air as you walk your feet in to pike up. Walk in as far as you mobility allows. Then jump both feet back out (beginners may walk back out instead).
Do not let your hips sag toward the ground as you return to the forearm plank. Then repeat walking back in before jumping back out.
Cardio-Core Move #3: Mountain Climbers
Mountain Climbers are a MUST-DO CARDIO-CORE MOVE. If you want to burn some serious fat and work your shoulders, abs and legs, you’ve got to do Mountain Climbers.
No proper core training program is complete without them!
To do the Mountain Climber, set up in a high plank position with your body in a nice straight line. Maintaining the nice plank position, begin to run your knees in toward your chest. “Run” your knees in as quickly as possible until all reps are complete. The faster you go, the harder the move will be.
Do not let your butt go up in the air or your hips sag as you run your knees in. Move quick and use those abs to pull those knees in!