My core workout routine, step-by-step

Core Workout Routine

I’ve been working out for years, but I still have to remind myself that it’s important to keep my body moving. The good news is that there are plenty of simple exercises you can do at home or in the office. Here are five core workouts (Core Workout Routine) that will help strengthen your abs and back muscles:


  • Warm-up.
  • Stretching and mobility exercises are an integral part of a warm-up routine, and I recommend that you perform them before every workout. Your body will thank you for it!

It’s also important to note that it’s not just about the number of reps or sets that you do–it’s about quality over quantity when it comes to your core exercises. If your form is sloppy or incorrect, then it won’t matter how many reps or sets you do; they’ll be wasted movements with no benefit at all. So make sure that when performing each exercise below, you focus on using proper form so that all those hard-earned muscles get stimulated properly!

Lateral plank with rotation.

  • Start in a plank position with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and your toes pointing straight ahead or slightly turned out.
  • Lift your left hand off the floor, rotate your body to the right, and place it down on the floor behind you (below where you started). Return to the start position; repeat on the opposite side of the body. That’s one repetition!
  • Do 10-12 reps per side before switching sides (or rest 60 seconds between each set if doing multiple sets). Rest 1 minute between sets if doing three total sets.*

Side plank with hip raise.

Start in a side plank position with your right hand on the ground and your left arm straight up. Lift your hips off the floor as high as you can, then lower them back down to where they were before. Repeat this motion for 10-15 reps before switching sides and repeating on the other side of your body.

After completing all sets, rest for 30 seconds before moving on to another exercise (I recommend doing 3-4 different exercises per workout).

Rotational bridge.

This exercise is one of my favorites because it’s so effective and easy to do. It requires no equipment, and you can do it anywhere–at home or in the gym.

I recommend starting out with just a few reps at first, then slowly increasing the number as you get stronger.

To properly perform this exercise:

  • Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor in front of you (or on top of a stability ball). Your arms should be straight out from your sides at shoulder height with palms facing down toward the ground; keep them there throughout all movements! You’re going to want to engage your core muscles before attempting this move so that they can help stabilize you throughout each rep.
  • Raise both legs off floor until only about 2 inches remain touching ground; hold for 1 second before lowering back down again into starting position; repeat 8 times total for one set (each time raising legs higher than previous). Do 2 sets total per rotation bridge session–one where both feet stay planted firmly together throughout each rep (this will work more gluteal muscles), then another where one leg remains planted while other foot lifts off ground slightly during each rep (this variation works more hamstrings/glutes).

Turkish get-up.

In this exercise, you start on your back with your feet on the floor. Lift your hips off of the floor and then lift your torso up. Raise one arm as high as possible, hold for a few seconds, then lower it back down to rest at shoulder level. Repeat with the other arm before lowering yourself back down to complete one rep.

Repeat this sequence until you’ve reached 10 reps on each side (20 total).

Plank on stability ball.

Plank on stability ball.

The plank is one of the best exercises for strengthening your core and improving overall fitness. Plank variations are also great for improving balance, posture, flexibility and more! To do this exercise:

  • Lie face down on an exercise mat or other soft surface with your hands directly under your shoulders, palms flat on the ground (or use an exercise strap if needed).
  • Squeeze the glutes while lifting up one leg off of the floor, keeping both feet together in line with each other throughout this movement so that only one foot remains touching down at any given time. You may want to place a yoga block between each hand for added support as needed as well as using it for balance when switching sides every 30 seconds or so until completing all repetitions total before switching over again into another set where we’ll now be doing “Plank On Stability Ball” instead where we’ll still follow all steps above except now instead resting our forearms directly onto top side edge surface area instead which will allow them easier access towards achieving proper form throughout entire duration without losing focus due simply due sheer lack thereof since they won’t be able

A nice, steady workout routine will help you get fit.

Exercise is important for your health. It can help you lose weight, feel better about yourself, sleep better and live longer.

That’s why I’m going to show you a nice, steady workout routine that will get you fit without killing yourself in the process.


I think it’s important to remember that getting fit doesn’t happen overnight. You have to be patient with yourself and take it slow at first, but don’t give up! With time and dedication (and maybe a little bit of help from these exercises), you can make some amazing progress toward becoming healthier and happier.

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