the carve your core warm-up
I’ve got a warm-up for you today! I was at the gym recently and wanted a warm-up that blasted my whole body and tackled some core work before the meat of the workout began. After some quick thinking I came up with this three-move carve your core warm-up.
What you need: a stopwatch, maybe?
*Note that I used this for a warm-up. You can sprinkle this series into any part of your workout–it’s a winner anytime.
Start with 30+ seconds of mountain climbers. What’s a mountain climber? In a plank position like the one shown above, jump your right foot up, knee toward chest. Jump and swap legs, left knee up toward chest. Continue alternating.
Complete 30+ seconds of frogger plank swivels. What’s a frogger plank swivel? See steps 1-4 above. Starting out in a plank, swivel your right knee to left elbow. Swivel left knee to right elbow. Return to plank position. Jump your feet up to your hands (like a frog hop!). Hop back out to a plank and repeat.
That’s all! I repeated the sequence for a total of two rounds, but feel free to do as many rounds as you want.
Do you ever do core work at the beginning of your workout? I love it!