We all know how difficult it is to get fully awake and ready to go in the morning. Especially, when you made a plan to workout in the morning. You can fight with this struggle, though! That is why you should strengthen your core; it will give you a whole body power to face the day!
Getting your blood pumping in the morning means that you will wake up your senses and your system will start functioning at full rate. Thus, you need to boost your metabolism in the morning when you do your workout. This way, your muscles will benefit from it and they will feel less lethargic. Kick your body into full power with this daily morning core workout to get the energy you need.
Another reason this morning core workout is amazing consists of the lack of equipment. Thus, since it doesn’t require any equipment, you could easily do this on the bedroom floor of your apartment.
Let’s see the plan of this workout and the exercises you need to perform to strengthen your core!
1. Start off with a low plank
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Beneath your shoulders, place the elbows;
Make sure you have the legs extended at elbows’ level;
Keep your core strengthened and keep the position in balance;
Hold for 50 seconds.
2. Weighted Russian Twist
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For this exercises, you should use a weight you know you can handle or a 2 kg dumbbell. Either way, the weight will help you balance your position and it will put a lot of tension on your abs.
Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat;
Get the weight or dumbbell in your hands, straining your abs;
Then, extend your hands in front of you (A);
While you exhale, lean backward and hold your torso at a 45-degree angle;
From this position, turn your torso to the right, hold and strain your core muscles (B);
Repeat this motion to the left side too (C).
Alternate sides and do this movement for 30 seconds and 30 reps.
3. Leg Raises
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Lay down on the floor or a mat;
Keep your abs flat and your arms on your sides;
Stretch out your legs next to each other and raise them;
Hold your legs as straight as possible and lift them towards the ceiling;
Make sure your toes are pointed;
Perform three sets of 10 reps.
4. Leg Scissors
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Start by lying on your back;
Keep your hands behind and underneath your back;
Raise your legs by making a 45-degree angle;
Start crisscrossing your legs at the ankles, holding the position;
Perform wide leg swings to the sides with one leg always on top of another;
Do not hold your breath and try to do 2 sets of 20 reps.
5. Recline Roll-Ups
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Start by sitting on the floor with legs extended;
Bent your knees slightly and keep your feet at the hip width with hands behind head;
Tighten your abs keep your back straight;
Lean back into the floor, pressing heels into the floor and lower your body all the way down to the floor;
Lift your head, neck, and shoulders to gradually bring your body back up;
Repeat this movement for 2 sets of 10 reps.
After this workout, you will feel your core very strengthen, holding your body in a straight and strong position. Not to mention, your abs will feel tensioned but solid.