If we asked people to tell us the first image that pops to mind when they think of BodyRock Trainers, they'd probably almost exclusively say ABS.
Our trainers are popping ab muscles most people don't even know existed, and questions as to how they got them flood their Instagram accounts. In honour of Core Week, we decided to survey our trainers, collect their top core training tips, and then share them all here so you can get an informed head-start on how to start crushing those core goals.
Read on for the best core training tips from BodyRock's Trainers.
Train with Lisa-Marie in her newBRX series on Sweatflix for an intense ab burn. You can sign up for a FREE one month trial or get a serious jumpstart on your fit goals by using promo code 50OFF for 50% off 3 months ofSweatflix.
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Train with Sean in theFast & Furiously Fit series on Sweatflix—a series of 23 minute workouts that blast fat, build muscle and help you sculpt a stronger body. These workouts pair perfectly with IF, so if you want to double up your effort for faster results, grab theFast & Furiously Fit ebookand learn how to IF for lasting results. (Book comes with dozens of recipes!) Use code FASTED30 for 30% off.
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Surprisingly you don’t NEED to do only ab workouts for a strong core. By using compound exercises that target multiple muscle groups, you are forced to engage your core to prevent injury and maintain good form. BUT if you are training core specifically, here are some tips on how to build your core circuit;
I always make sure my core circuits hit 3 different areas of the core:
1️⃣ OBLIQUES! Here I’m doing sit ups with a twist. Really focusing on using my obliques to get my elbow meeting my knee, rather than simply bending at the waist.
2️⃣ LOWER ABS to hit that stubborn extra fat. Here I’m doing leg raises with shooting my hips upward for an extra challenge.
3️⃣BACK! Being the opposing muscle group of your abs, doing exercises that trigger your back is just as important to build an overall strong core. In roll outs, it targets your abs but also challenges the lower back. If someone only works their abs and not their back, they are more prone to back injuries.
Train with Jessica in BR20 — a series of 20 minute classes aimed at beginners (but great for anyone) who wants to increase their lean muscle mass with fundamental strength training.
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You have to train both the strength and stability. My favorite exercises for core strength are hanging leg raises, jack knifes, slow bicycle crunches.
My favorite exercises for core stability are plank builders, 3 points plank stance with resistance band row, different variations of dead bugs, stability ball stir the pot.FollowRui on Instagram—and stay tuned for info on her upcoming Sweatflix series!
Try this no-equipment back exercise in your next workout and start building a stronger back and core. Jenny Lam shows you how it’s done!
Amp up your fat burn and use the best lower body exercises for fat loss in more of your workouts. BodyRock Trainer Jess Shaw will show you how.
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