3 Core Exercises To Do On Your Rest Day

By LEAFtv November 18, 2015

Rest days are incredibly important for muscle recovery and total body health. With that being said, we still need to make sure we are engaging our core (AKA abs) every day. That’s why we’re sharing these 3 moves that are safe to practice, even on off-days!

1. Plank Dips
Place your hands directly underneath your shoulders and your knees off the mat, come into a neutral spine with your low belly drawing in. First, twist your torso and dip your hips left and right one time, then lower to your forearms and twist again, then back to your hands. Do this from hands to forearms, repeat 20x.

2. Crunches
Bring the soles of your feet together while the knees splay outward. Clasp your palms & extend index finger. Lift your feet off the mat, exhale to crunch and inhale down. Repeat 25x.

3. Cross-Crunches
Raise calves parallel to the mat and keep knees directly over hips. Lift your chest and on an exhale, cross elbow to opposite knee. Inhale down, exhale lift, and repeat 20x.

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