It's important to work your core to help improve your balance and stability which can help you to complete every day activities with ease. The core consists of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips, and pelvis. You don't need a lot of equipment to work your core properly, you don't actually need anything other than your own body weight to work on stabilizing and strengthening your muscles. Want some cool, core exercises that you can use dumbbells with? Look no further! Below is a complete core workout that can be done with or without dumbbells. If you choose, grab some light to medium dumbbells and do the exercises below 8-10 reps before moving on to the next exercise. Repeat the whole circuit 3 times for some core-blasting fun!
- Alternating Straight Leg V-ups*
- V-up Figure 8s*
- Plank w/ front and lateral rotation*
- V-sit Around the World*
- Russian Twists*
- Plank w/ Reach Unders*
*=R and L side count as 1 rep