This is THE core workout this trainer recommends for abs of steel

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Add this routine at the end of your other workouts 2–3 times a week to improve your overall core strength. Fitness Trainer and Owner of FIT BEST TrainingRenché Seyffert says this workout is for all levels.

You will need to apply the 50/10 principle to get the best results. Work for 50 seconds then rest for 10 seconds. If you are on the beginners level, you can follow the 40/20 principle, where you work for 40 seconds then rest for 20 seconds.

There are many benefits that come with having a strong core.  The stronger your core, the more weight you’ll be able to lift with both your upper and lower body.

Ready, steady… work!

Combo 1

50 seconds – Shoulder Taps (targeting the core and shoulders)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – High Plank Knee Circles (targeting the core and hip flexors)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – Combination: 2x Shoulder Taps; 2x Knee Circles etc.

10 seconds rest

READ MORE: Torch Your Core From Every Angle With This 15-minute Workout

Combo 2

50 seconds –  Commando’s / Up Down Planks (targeting the core and arms)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – Plank Jacks (targeting the core and legs, while getting the heart rate up)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – Combination: 2x Commando’s and 2x Jacks, etc.

10 seconds rest

READ MORE: 4 Easy Pilates Moves That’ll Set Your Core On Fire

Combo 3

50 seconds – Tricep Dips (targeting the core and triceps/arms)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – Table Top Toe Taps (targeting the core)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – Combination: 1x Tricep Dip; 2x Table Top Toe Taps, etc.

10 seconds rest

Read more: Here’s how increasing your core strength changes your body

Combo 4

50 seconds – High Plank Reach Forwards (targeting the core and shoulders)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – High Plank leg Lifts (targeting the core and glutes)

10 seconds rest

50 seconds – Combination: 2x Reach Forward; 2x Leg Lifts

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This article was originally published on www.womenshealthsa.co.za

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