20 minute core and leg bodyweight workout

by purelytwins

20 minute bodyweight home workout that targets the core and legs.

20 minute power bodyweight home workout. Workout for moms and busy working ladies.

We can’t believe we are sharing Purely Training #95!!! Only 5 more workouts and we have shared 100 free workouts for you to enjoy. Crazy! We are deeply proud of ourselves for taking this journey of following our passion of fitness with others. It was a dream of ours to do this and now we are living it. We’ve seen our youtube channel go from zero subscribers to over 4,000 in 2 years. Thank you for continued to support. We are looking forward to the next 100 workouts together.

This workout turned out to be a total leg burner that to be honest we weren’t expecting. We knew our legs would be burning but they were fatiguing by the 2nd round. Despite the burn we kept going. Absolutely love that feeling of pushing through. To our VIS’s get ready for this full length video inside the club this week. We admit we struggled towards the end. But we pushed ourselves to our max and that is all we can ask of you. Our legs were feeling it the next day.

20 minute bodyweight total leg and core burner that will have your body fatiguing.

Get ready to do a favorite lunge variation – reverse lunge with kick up. We love lunges because they are great for working the thighs, butt and even abs! Adding the the toe touch kick really engages your core even more! Plus it’s great for working on your balance!

*Disclaimer: make sure to consult with your doctor before trying a new workout routine. If you feel any pain or discomfort while exercising, stop.

Let’s do this workout together!

Equipment:  none

Style of workout:  bodyweight

Workout focus:  leg core

Set Gymboss Interval Timer to 20 rounds of intervals of 10/50 sec. Push yourself in those 50 seconds.

We have two PDFs. One is showing the modification move for the side plank, shown below.

diastasis-20-min-workout  (Click to download your PDF version)

PFL DR youtube workout template


20 minute power bodyweight workout for women.


If you like this workout and looking for more,  check out purely fit life club where we provide new workouts and weekly workout schedules to keep you staying consistent so you get results. 

We suggest for different fitness levels:

B-fits (beginner peeps) – Follow modifications from video. Hold side plank on elbows and do mini leg swings.

A-fits (advanced peeps) –  Go for speed and limit your breaks. Follow along Michelle for advance version of side planks.

Diastasis recti tip – Go slow. Focus on your breathing! Keep belly button in towards spine when exhaling. Hold side plank and omit leg swings if core is not strong enough yet. For other post partum moms that don’t have any ab separation feel free to do the advance side planks.

Bodyweight workout safe for moms and ladies with diastasis recti. 20 minute power bodyweight workout.

A fun slow burning bodyweight workout for busy ladies and moms looking for a workout to do with no equipment.

This workout is great for post partum moms like Lori. It is safe for those that have diastasis recti (ab gap) like her but we recommend to be careful with the side plank leg pulses. If you don’t feel strong in the core yet please just hold side plank. You can add in the leg swings once your core is stronger.

Planks are one of our all time favorite bodyweight exercise to do. But with Lori having diastasis it has put a hold on our normal planks plus all the fun variations we like to do. Luckily, side planks are safe for those who have ab separation.

Planks not only engage your core, but they also engage your shoulders, back, arms, legs and glutes.

With the addition of the toe touch for the advance and front leg swings for diastasis moms makes that traditional side plank a little bit more challenging.

i am powerful in everything I do think and say mantra

Affirmation for today’s workout – I am powerful in everything I think do and say.

Repeat this 3 times before you workout.

Your thoughts are powerful.

See you in the next workout. Thanks for the support!!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun or exciting? We did lots of baking (and eating!) and got outside and enjoyed the warmer weather!!



Other great bodyweight workouts:

12 minute goodbye fat workout

Butt blaster time challenge workout. Great for pregnant moms too!

A killer HIIT workout. Pregnancy safe.

A fun bedroom workout


Lori and Michelle

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preggers March 9, 2015 - 6:08 pm

Hey love your stuff and I appreciate the modifications you make for Lori ( people with DR). Just wondering if you could still give pointers to those of us who are a mom-to-be? I know Lori may not be at that stage anymore but others of us still are pregnant and want to use your free workouts!

purelytwins March 9, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Lori has workouts she did during her pregnancy here – http://bit.ly/pregnancyworkouts 🙂

Kristina March 9, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I had no idea what diastasis recti was or that I actually have it. I just have felt hopeless about getting a flat tummy for a long time. I started researching and found out that what I have been doing for my core was completely wrong for the post-partum stage. Thank you Lori for all of the great tips and exercises. I started right away and feel immediately stronger and different in my core. You two are amazing! I love all the food and fitness tips. Keep ’em coming.

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Ruth January 5, 2017 - 11:03 am

Such a great workout! My legs definitely are feeling it and it got me sweaty!

purelytwins January 5, 2017 - 4:14 pm

Wahoo Ruth! Great job!!


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