Are you tired of doing crunches?
Good because we have an killer ab workout that requires no crunches.
We are not huge fans of crunches. To be honest we never really do formal crunches, ever. We like to work our abs and core differently.
We love it because it not only works your abs but it really engages the full body. Planks ultimately can work every single solitary muscle in the body. How awesome is that? We think that’s pretty cool and that’s why we do planks.
And planking is completely safe for just about anyone to do. It’s one of Lori’s favorite daily exercise to do to keep your core strong during her pregnancy.
16 minute plank core cardio interval workout for a flat stomach.
A Gymboss Interval Timer mini max is the only equipment needed for this interval workout. We used the mini max because it allows you to do multiple intervals in one round. And this plank cardio workout has 4 intervals!
To get the most of your ab workout it’s great to include cardio, which is why this workout is a complete package!
Cardio is a key part to getting a flat stomach and this workout has two cardio moves that also target the lower abs.
Mountain climbers and high knees!
What else can you do to get a flat stomach? Eat right and keep your stress down! Fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle are the 3 things you need to help get the body you desire. You need to have control of your stress in all those areas to see results. Stress is a huge player in getting results you want. Keep that in mind.
Okay, are you ready for your core-engaging cardio workout?
Great! Here your core cardio workout breakdown:
Don’t forget to PIN this workout to try this week and let us know how you liked it!
Purely training core cardio workout 59 purelytwins (click for printable)
We suggest for different fitness levels:
B-fits (beginner peeps): If 30 seconds is too much reduce down to 20 seconds of work. Omit the jumping for high knees and march in place. Follow our modifications in the intro video. Do plank on your forearms. For mountain climbers omit the jumping and do a basic tummy tuck.
A-fits (advanced peeps): Push yourself with going for speed. Limit your breaks.
FIT moms (pregnancy recommendations) : Do the modifications mentioned in the video. If you cannot complete the full workout, 2 rounds of each part instead of 4. If 30 seconds is too much reduce down to 20 seconds of work. Omit the jumping for high knees and march in place. Do plank on your forearms. Take breaks when needed! Go at a slower pace during the cardio parts of workout.
Is this workout safe for pregnancy? Yes!
Having a strong core it can help with posture and back pain. Both important as you have a growing belly
Follow along with Lori for any modifications, here is the pregnancy printable –> pregnancy purely training 59 core cardio (click for your printable)
It’s very important to have a strong core during pregnancy and post pregnancy! The key is to do safe and appropriate workouts that strength the core. And always honor your body.
Warm-up and then come workout with us.
*disclaimer: make sure to consult with your doctor before trying anything new with your workout routine.
We hope this workout has helped and inspired you to fall in love with planking.
And if you enjoyed this workout and want to workout with us in real time for this workout and many more? Click here to find out the details about our daily online purely fit life club.
Here are some more plank workouts to help you get a strong core:
Happy core training!