Do you usually skip core workouts because you don’t want to lie on the floor? Well, this workout offers the perfect solution. It allows you to work your core muscles while standing.
Many of us only work the abs when trying to strengthen the core. However, you can’t have a strong core if you don’t activate your oblique, lower back, and glute muscles.
Luckily, this workout activates all the muscles I’ve mentioned above. It’ll also target your leg, arm, and shoulder muscles. In short, this is a full-body workout that mainly targets your core.
Strengthening your core is one of the best things you can do because it improves your posture, increases overall strength, and prevents falls.
I recommend watching the demonstrations below the video before doing the workout.
9-Minute Standing Core Workout
Here are the exercises in the routine and how to perform them properly.
Standing Leg Raise Crunch – 40 Seconds
Squat to Side Leg Raise – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Wall Push-ups Rear Leg Raises – 40 Seconds
Standing Bicycles – 40 Seconds
High Knees with Lateral Arm Raises – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Reverse Lunge Twists – 40 Seconds
Sumo Squat Side Bends – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Plie Squat with Inner Kicks – 40 Seconds
Standing Rear Leg Kicks – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Standing Side Crunches – 40 Seconds
Side Lunge to Leg Raise – 40 Seconds
Standing Leg Raise Crunch
Doing this amazing exercise for a few seconds will give you a good full-body warm-up while activating your abs.
Maintain a wide range of motion by raising your hands over your head and then lower them until they almost touch your thighs. And raise your foot as high as possible.
Lastly, squeeze your abdominal muscles every time you raise your foot.
Squat to Side Leg Raise
Did you know that squats strengthen your core? They do so by activating your lower back and butt muscles.
Side leg raises, on the other hand, will engage your outer thighs and oblique muscles. Raise your foot as high as flexibility allows on each rep.
Wall Push-Ups Rear Leg Raises
For wall push-ups to activate your core, you must keep your ab and butt muscles tight throughout. Also, keep your leg straight when doing the rear leg raises.
If you find wall push-ups too easy, place your hands on an elevated surface such as a bench.
Standing bicycles activate your ab and oblique muscles. However, this exercise is only effective when you keep your ab muscles tight and maintain a wide range of motion. Make sure your elbow touches the opposite knee on each rep.
High Knees with Lateral Arm Raises
High knees activate your leg and ab muscles. And the lateral arm raises will tone your shoulders and trapezius.
It’s important to tighten your abs and raise your knees high. Lastly, keep your hands straight.
Reverse Lunge Twists
Reverse lunges are an amazing lower body exercise, which also activates the lower back muscles. Adding a twist to this exercise will tone your oblique muscles.
Keep your back strides wide to allow your knees to bend at 90 degrees when in the lunge position.
Sumo Squat Side Bends
The sumo squat is excellent for building your quadriceps. And when you add side bends to it it’ll activate your oblique muscles.
Keep your back straight and torso upright before you start doing the side bends.
Plie Squat with Inner Kicks
You’re probably wondering how this unique exercise will strengthen your core. Well, it works your pelvic floor muscles, which helps keep the core strong.
It’ll also improve your balance and consequently lower your risk of falls as you age.
Standing Rear Leg Kicks
This simple exercise works your glute and lower back muscles. Keep the leg you’re kicking back straight and kick it as far as possible.
Don’t perform the rear kicks too fast as speed makes this exercise less effective.
Standing Side Crunches
You probably know that this exercise activates your oblique muscles. Therefore, keep your oblique muscles tight throughout to get the most out of it.
Side Lunge to Leg Raise
I perform this exercise regularly because it builds all leg muscles and improves inner thigh flexibility.
Doing the side leg raise will engage your oblique muscles and hip flexors.
As you can see, you don’t have to lie on the floor to build killer core strength. However, don’t focus on the core alone. Do full-body workouts that target all muscle groups if you want to get lean and strong fast.
Luckily, you can transform your body without weights or any equipment if you follow the fat blaster sequence. And the best part about this sequence is it only takes 10 minutes a day.