Core 1.5

If the last routine of core exercises wasn’t hard enough, I’ve thrown in a dash of cardio to make sure you don’t survive.

And I’ve also posted links to the other core workouts in this series, if you want to back out and go easier on yourself today.

Core 1.1, Core 1.2Core 1.3, Core 1.4

They don’t have to be done in any order, I just attached all the links so you can have variance in your exercise.


1. Half Burpies- 100.
*Or sometimes called Murphies. You balance on your hands and kick your feet back, and you land in the push-up position; then you retract your feet to your hands, and repeat the exercise without standing up. Each time your feet retract is one repetition.

2. Spiderman Push-ups on Med Balls- 20 x 2
*Hands are posted on medicine balls: each time you move downward for a push-up, one of your legs bends so that the knee touches the elbow- alternate legs each rep.

3. Core Ball Plank – 1 minute x 4 sets
*Arms extended, feet on core ball (like holding the upright of a push-up position).

4. Super Burpies – 20 x 2 sets
*Grab a med ball that will bounce. Lie on your back, do a full sit up; while at the top of the sit up, shoot your legs backward and balance your arms on the med ball; proceed to do a push-up. Stand up, and slam the med ball on the ground as hard as you can; catch it, and fall to the ground to complete 1 rep and to start another sit up.

5. Battle Ropes while standing on Bosu Ball – 1 minute x 3 sets
*Move Battle ropes up and down (like beating on drums) while balancing on the flat part of a Bosu ball.
**If you don’t have this, do 20 panther push-ups for 3 sets:

6. Superhardridiculouslychallengingohmygodthissucks med ball planks – 1 minute x 4 sets
*Each foot balancing on their own med ball, and each arm balancing on their own med ball.


About Nick

Nick Levato has been involved with the fitness community for over 8 years. Not only is he a Certified Personal Trainer but, has also been trained in martial arts. Nick has overseen the training of many individuals spanning all ages and fitness goals; and experimented most diets; for competitions, cutting, vegetarian, and general diets to coincide with weight training at the time. In addition to training on an individual level, Nick has also taught many group classes. He takes pride in pushing himself to his limits in the gym and in his everyday life.

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