Core Kinetics review!

It is time to review the core workout – the one everyone wants to do!  Right?  Why?  Because they think that doing core workouts will give them that six pack!  No.  You are wrong.  We all have abs under the fat.  Therefore, if you want to see the shape of your abs, fix your nutrition.  

Nevertheless, I am a fan of strengthening your stabilizers.  Once you are strong enough to do the moves in this workout correctly (I am not) – here you go!  This is my Core Kinetics review.

Time: 16:40 minutes

Equipment: gravity

This is a cute little core workout.  There are 7 moves that you do twice.  The transitions are quick – you do not have time for a cup of coffee here.

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  • Double Leg Extension

On your back, up on your elbows, legs together.  Start with the knees bent, then slowly straighten them out towards the round and bring the heels back to your glutes without touching the ground.  

Jericho tells you to exhale as you straighten your legs and inhale as you bring the knees back to your check.  Do this slowly, hold your core tight, keep control of the legs, and you are golden.

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My daughter decided to do some of the moves with me:

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  • Horizontal Leg Check

In a forearm plank, alternate bringing your knee to the outside elbow.  Keep your back flat, core tight, and butt down.  Try not to swing your hips all over the place like you are at a dance club.

Joel surprises everyone and asks. ‘What are we checkin’ today?’  The obliques.  It was a trick question.  Kidding.

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She did pretty good here:

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  • Alternating Triangle Lift

On your back, arms straight by your side, straighten one leg to the ceiling and bend the other leg behind the other to make a triangle.  Lift your hips off the ground and raise the legs straight up.  Do not use your arms, or a rope, or a small child to get your legs up.  Use your core to lift your legs.

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Annnnnd I lost the kid.

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In a forearm plank, drop the hips to one side, engage the obliques, and alternate sides.  Keep your back ‘long and strong’.  How clever is she?  🙂

I am not the biggest fan of these – there are better moves for your core unless you have the stabilizers of a pro.

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There is always your modifier and she is holding the plank:

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  • Left Leg Repeating Push Kick

On your back, up on the elbows, straighten one leg and straighten and bend the other.  Think about heel out (do not touch the ground) and heel into your butt.  

I would prefer this move if you were off the elbows and laying on the ground.  Keep your lower back FLUSH with the ground and try swimming the leg.

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If you want to make things harder:

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  • Right Leg Repeating Push Kick

Do the same thing but switch legs.  Keep your core tight.  You can make faces like this guy – I probably did:

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  • Hip Escape Toe Tap

It sounds harder than it is.  Up on all fours – alternate the leg reaching through and tapping it with your hands.  Keep your hips low – I screwed that up the first time.

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  • Guarded Square Up

On your back, hands up in your boxing guard, crunch up to the side, up, middle, down.  Repeat the other way.  Jericho explains it as drawing a square around either side of your six pack.  This description made me laugh because I do not have a six pack.  I’M DRAWING JERICHO but I do not see them.

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Repeat all of the moves again.

  • Double Leg Extension
  • Horizontal Leg Check
  • Alternating Triangle Lift
  • Hip Dips
  • Left Leg Repeating Push Kick
  • Right Leg Repeating Push Kick
  • Hip Escape Toe Tap
  • Guarded Square Up

Then you get a surprise!

  • 1 Minute Plank Challenge

This is a 60 second plank on your elbows.  I prefer you up on your hands eventually.  Remember to keep your shoulder blades squeezed together, back flat, butt down, spread your legs for stability.  I always think about trying to rip the ground apart with my hands.

Look at this chick’s hair.  I need someone to make a dragon braid on my head.

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Check this out – my daughter was sure to correct me and say that their hands were like ‘DIS’ and to pull it together.

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There is no real cool down because you basically were laying on the ground for this whole workout.  You do get a cobra:

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Final Thoughts:

  • This was not too bad – it is short, sweet, and to the point.  If I were to make a ‘core workout’ it would not be quite like this but it has the expected moves.
  • I did not track my heart rate because it does not get it up high enough to be counting on burning calories.
  • My daughter was in some of these photos with me – so that was effective as you can see:
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Do not do this workout every day expecting to get abs of steel.

Have fun!

(Why?)

Published at Tue, 30 May 2017 18:49:52 +0000