Workout On A Budget: Core

As a college student, I know the pain of being stereotypically poor and having one too many nights of cider and pizza. I’m not a member of a gym and I own nothing more expensive than a pair of dumbbells and a yoga mat, but I believe that anyone can workout, get fit and enjoy themselves without breaking the bank.

I’m not going to get into the whole “Flat Abs Fast” or “Six Pack in Six Weeks” junk. The fact of the matter is that you can’t spot train and the way to get a flatter stomach is to do cardio and strength training to lose fat all over.

I am also not going to get into the fact that society may be a touch obsessed with a flat stomach and that there is nothing wrong with a little belly (especially if you are a woman who enjoys being fertile.)

What I am going to say is that core training is really important for your overall sports performance, for your posture and for your overall strength. You also don’t need to do 200 sit ups a day. I figure if the recommended amount of strength training is around 60-90 minutes a week, then 20-30 minutes a week of core is right on the button. Here are some of my favourite core workouts that all take less time than an episode of Friends. 

Fitness Blender have a ton more abs videos which are all good, so check them out too!

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