Everyone knows the benefits of having strong core muscles but what exercises are best for building and maintaining your core strength?
We took a tour of the Workouts app* and gave their six week core strength training plan a go.
It’s so easy and free to download in PDF format for all Anytime Fitness members.
If you don’t already have the Workouts app on your phone ask a member of staff at your club or visit our website for step by step guidance here.
10 easy steps to downloading this core strength workout
- Log into the Workouts app
- Click on the menu bar top left and navigate to Workouts
- Click on Abs and Core
- Then select Core
- Select Bodyweight Core Level 1
- You can schedule in your workouts here by clicking on the calender (top right)
- Select Week 1, then Day 1
- Now Start Workout and Enjoy!
- Then work through the course, progressing onto Day 2, Day 3 etc.
- You can also print or share your workout with a fellow member by clicking on the top right menu
If you have any difficulties geting logged in or finding your way around the app, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you.
Getting started with Bodyweight Core Level 1
Once you’re all set up, here are some quick tips to starting your first core strength workout:
This bodyweight core program is designed to get you maximum results using just your own bodyweight.
Each week of this 6-week program contains three workouts.
They should be performed in sequence with 1 day of rest in-between.
So to get you started, Week one, day one includes the following exercises:
Perform each of these for 10 reps, 3 sets with 45 seconds rest between sets
- Dead Bug
- Reserve Crunch
- Lower Body Twist
- Glute Bridge
- Russian Twist
- Quad Hip Extension
The Workouts app will walk and talk you through each exercise so you can do this while your’re at the gym or from the comfort of your own home. Our favourite was the dead bug, really feel for letting your shoulders ground down into the floor and release them away from your ears.
What’s your favourite core strength exercise?