Workout Routines

The Best 10-Minute Workout to Strengthen Your Core and Stabilizers

Virtually every move you make involves your core to some extent, so make sure yours is as strong as can be.

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Everything you do in the gym—and life—activates your core, from raising a weight out in front of you, pressing overhead, to rotating your torso. This complex will strengthen your core and train the key stabilizers in any squat, press, or pull.

DIRECTIONS

Perform the kettlebell swings first, then complete two rounds of the circuit (exercises labeled A, B, C, etc.). 

Exercise 1

Kettlebell Swing You'll need: Kettlebells How to
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10 sets
10 reps
-- rest
*Start a new set every 30 seconds.

Exercise 2A

Cable Oblique Twist
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-- sets
15 per side reps
-- rest

Exercise 2B

Russian Twist With Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
15 per side reps
-- rest

Exercise 2C

Elbow-to-Knee Crunch You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
15 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2D

Bicycle Crunch You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
15 per side reps
-- rest

Exercise 2E

Decline Situp How to
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-- sets
15 reps
-- rest
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