More Core Work? Abs-olutely!

Forgive the cheesy title. I promised you another set of exercises for The Month of the Core and here they are.

Last week, Oiselle sent out a tweet asking for followers’ favorite abs exercises and I responded with my favorites-the response was a little scary-

Turns out, the compiled their favorite exer-tweets (does that work) from users to create the #SexyCore workout, which I did yesterday.

I think they should call it #sweatycore, because I was sweating through my shirt after I finished.

Next up is an exercise from a ballerina and aside from their grace and poise, ballerinas are known for their toned and strong cores. Luckily, my sister is a ballerina (that’s her front and center),

Every dancer knows that poise and grace comes from the core.

so she can torture me with share her ab routines with me.

I did this one earlier this morning and now my abs are on fire-Thanks sis!

Remember to breathe!

  • 15 sit ups
  • 15 sit ups with legs in table top
  • 15 sit ups with legs down
  • 15 (each side) bicycles with a pause-bring knee in and hold at knee or ankle, keeping lower back pressed into the floor.

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  • 15 (each side) regular bicycles
  • 15 (each side) straight leg switches, holding onto ankle, keeping lower back pressed into the floor.

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  • 15 (each side) straight leg switches with arms hovering by sides (not on ground)
  • 15 (each side) side crunches
  • Plank on hands for 30 seconds
  • Side plank 30 seconds, then switch to other side for 30 seconds
  • Plank on hands for 30 seconds
  • 10 push ups
  • 15 reps of shoot the sky (long arm crunch)

Do your abs burn yet (source)

Here’s to more core!



  1. YES! Thanks for this, always great to get some new core moves. It’s too easy to fall into a routine with core workouts and fall into a pattern. can’t wait to try ‘em both out.


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