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Equipment needed:

  • Mat

This 20-minute mid-section tightening workout goes way beyond crunches. This core barre workout will take you past the basics into moves that really work to tone your abs. Push your limits by following 30 second intervals of each move, involving both isometric holds and core-sculpting movements.

You’ll experience isometric exercises – such as a variety of planks – that involve supporting weight without moving any muscles. When muscles spend time under tension in this way they are challenged all the way to the very deepest of the muscle fibers. All the exercises you will do in this amazing core barre workout revolve around engaging your mid-section and keeping your abs pulled in. This will provide you with tighter abdominals, proper spinal alignment, a strong back and good posture.

Following each isometric move, you will take on a power move challenge. The steady hold of the isometric move gives your core a pre-exhaust and the power move will kick it into high gear. Don’t be surprised if you have sore abdominal muscles the next day! This core barre workout is sure to tighten up your mid-section and strengthen your lower back.

In this core barre workout you will go through five exercise sets, alternating between isometrics and power moves. You will experience some standing core work as well as a variety of planks and Warrior 3 work. Down on the mat you’ll do supermans, snow angels, and dolphin poses. You’ll end this core barre workout with boat pose, glute bridges, and hip circles, all of which will leave you feeling like your abs got the workout they need to sculpt a strong, lean core!

We’ve got more great barre workouts in this series, as well as a dynamic 28-day ab workout routine – check it out!

All exercises you perform are your own responsibility and you perform them at your own risk. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider before starting any physical exercise, fitness or wellness regiments of any kind.

Tags: 20 Minute Workouts, Abs/Core