Best Core Workouts for a Tighter Tummy

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Dec 29

If you fell off the bandwagon this holiday season, you’re not alone. With so much delicious food, it’s easy to feel like you’ve overindulged over the last few weeks. But with 2017 only a few days away, now is the time to start gearing up for your New Year’s Resolutions. If your resolution includes getting (back) into shape, check out our 4 best core workouts for long-lasting results.

Best Core Workouts for a Tighter Tummy


The Air Bike

The air bike is one of the best core workouts to see results fast. Watch this video from LIVESTRONG. We recommend doing 3-4 sets of this exercise for a truly effective core workout. Try to sustain your air bike for as long as possible in each set.

Reverse Crunches

These reverse crunches are another one of our favorite core workouts. Reverse crunches help to tone the often-neglected lower abdominals, making this a great addition to your existing core workout. We recommend starting with 3 sets of 20 reverse crunches and working your way up from there.

Oblique Crunches

These oblique crunches are one of the best core workouts to add to your routine. ScottHermanFitness walks you through how to safely perform this exercise in the above video. Start with 3 sets of 15 and slowly add repetitions to each set as you get stronger.

Side Plank

The side plank is often considered one of the best core workouts for women, but it can be very effective for men as well. Watch this video from Howcast to learn how to safely do a side-plank. Try to hold your plank for at least 20 seconds and increase your time if you feel comfortable.

Looking for more ways to get in shape? Check out our tips to help you stay active and healthy in the cold weather.

Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolution and begin your journey towards a healthier, more active 2017. Schedule your consultation with Above and Beyond Physical Therapy today.


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