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This workout is part of SparkPeople's 7-Day Bootcamp Workout plan. Coach Nicole
has created an easy-to-follow core workout that you can do anywhere, with a pair of dumbbells. These targeted exercises (plus stretches) will help you develop tighter and firmer muscles over time. Free of complex choreography, this workout is appropriate for people of many different fitness levels and abilities.
- Length: 7 minutes
- Equipment: Dumbbells (optional) and a mat
- Type of Workout: Strength training (toning) & flexibility
- Muscles Worked: Abs, obliques, lower back, hips
- Fitness Level: Beginner to advanced
- Impact: Low-impact
- Safety Precautions: If you have any balance issues, be careful and consider holding onto a wall or chair if necessary.
- Extra Tip: You don't always have to "feel the burn" to train your muscles, and your abs are no exception. These alternative abs exercises work your core and enhance your balance in a new and different way than your body is probably accustomed to, and that variety can help you prevent or bust a plateau.