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V-Sit Cross jab is a hybrid movement that works not only your core muscles but also your shoulders. V-Sit Cross Jab Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner: Body Weight Intermediate: With Dumbbells Expert: With dumbbells and a fitness band around your lower thighs, just above your knee. Sitting on the ground with your legs bent in front…

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Reverse Crunches work all of your core muscles with extra emphasis on the lower abdominals and the oblique muscles. Reverse Crunch Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert: Body Weight Start by lying down with your arms by your sides. Raise your legs so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and your…

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Side Plank Core Exercise

Side Plank is a variation of the elbow plank, and like the basic elbow plank the side plank works a variety of muscles: Transversus Abdominis, Obliques Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, as well as your Hips. Side Plank Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner: Body Weight Intermediate: Using a dumbbell raise your top arm not on the…

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Elbow Plank, just your basic plank but far form basic. This exercise works your entire body with a heavy focus on your core. The muscles that the Elbow Plank strengthens are: your spin, traps, abdominal muscles, legs, shoulders, pelvic girdle, and improves your overall posture. Elbow Plank Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner: On your…

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Bicycle Crunches work your abdominals, hips, and obliques. By keeping your legs off the floor you increase the workout, working your lower abdominal muscles. Bicycle Crunch Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert: All fitness levels will use body weight only. Beginners might need to take more breaks, but the goal Is to…

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Flutter Kicks or scissor kicks work your lower abdominal muscles as well we your hip flexors. Flutter Kick Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner, Intermediate, & Expert: All fitness levels will use body weight only. Beginners might need to take more breaks, but the goal Is to complete the entire set. Lie on your back and…

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Leg Pull Ins Core Exercise

Leg Pull Ins, while you might think this is a core exercise, I would actually call it a total body exercise. This workout works many muscles throughout your body: Upper and Lower Abs, Lower Back & Hip Flexor. Leg Pull In Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner,Intermediate, & Expert: All fitness levels will use body…

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Side V-Ups are a tricky exercise to learn as it take balance and core strength, but once you get them you are going to love them! They work virtually ever core muscle, making them a great ab workout! Side V-Up Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert: This exercise will be the same…

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Side Bend Oblique Exercise

Side bends of course work those oblique muscles, but they also help to strengthen your lower back. Side Bend Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner, Intermediate, & Expert: All levels will want to use one dumbbell. For each fitness level you will want to pick a weight that is challenging but allows you to finish…

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Plank Dumbbell Crossover

Plank Dumbbell Crossover, this is one of my all time favorite core exercises. The added dumbbell movement to the plank really gets your abs and obliques burning! Plank Dumbbell Crossover Modifications Based on your Fitness Level Beginner: Skip the pull thru and simply do a15-30 second plank hold, once you can hold a plank for 30…

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