How to Build Core Strength in 15 Minutes: Thursday Morning Workout
Good morning and welcome to your Thursday morning workout! Today’s routine will focus on core and upper body strength, and it’s suitable for all fitness levels.
- To start, we’ll warm up with some simple stretches. Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides. Take a deep breath in and raise your arms up overhead, then exhale and lower them back down. Repeat this movement 5 times, focusing on breathing deeply and stretching your entire body.
- Next, we’ll move on to some cardio exercises to get your heart rate up. Start with jumping jacks, doing 3 sets of 20 reps each. Then, move on to mountain climbers, doing 3 sets of 30 reps each. Take a short break, then repeat these exercises two more times.
- After cardio, we’ll focus on core and upper body strength training. Begin with plank jacks, doing 3 sets of 10 reps each. Start in a plank position with your hands under your shoulders and your body in a straight line. Jump your feet out and in while keeping your core engaged. Next, move on to tricep dips, doing 3 sets of 12 reps each. Sit on the edge of a chair with your hands gripping the seat. Slide your butt off the seat and lower down until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle, then push back up.
- Finally, we’ll end with some cool-down stretches to help your muscles recover. Begin by sitting on the ground with your legs straight out in front of you. Reach forward and try to touch your toes, holding this stretch for 20 seconds. Then, lie on your back and hug your knees to your chest, holding for 20 seconds. Repeat these movements 3 times.
Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day and fuel your body with healthy food choices. Great job, and see you next time for another workout!