Core Workout: 15-Minute Fitness with Jay Cardiello

Core Workout: 15-Minute Fitness with Jay Cardiello

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Get strong, lean, firm abs with this super simple, 15-minute core workout from celebrity fitness expert Jay Cardiello and TRX. Designed to for all fitness levels, these exercises provide the perfect punch of strength training for the midsection of your dreams. Performing any exercise on the TRX Suspension Trainer fires up your core in a way that no other equipment can, and this workout combines all the best TRX has to offer.   

Perform each exercise for 60 seconds, resting for 30 seconds while you transition to the next movement. When you finish all five exercises start run through the sequence one more time for a 15-minute workout. For the first round perform the planks on your right side, then switch to the left for the second.

TRX Side Planks
Lie on your side with your feet in the foot cradles and the heel of your top foot touching the toe of your bottom foot. Squeeze your core and glutes to lift your hips up, keeping your shoulders over your hand. Lower your hips to the ground to return.

TRX Body Saw
Start on the ground on your hands and knees with your feet in the foot cradles and your hands placed under shoulders. Plank up into a pushup position keeping your hands directly under your shoulders. Brace your core and make sure your ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are all in line. Slowly rock forward and back just a few inches. Stop before you feel any strain on your lower back. Lower your knees to the ground.

TRX Pikes
Get in a pushup position with your feet in the foot cradles of the Suspension Trainer, directly under the anchor point. Brace your core and pike your hips up while letting your head drop between your arms, and moving your feet toward your upper body. Drop your hips back down under control, and return to a plank position.

TRX Mountain Climbers
Adjust the Suspension Trainer to mid calf and start on the ground with your toes in the foot cradles in a plank position. Draw one knee in towards you chest while raising your hips and keeping your other leg straight. Lower your hips down and straighten out your leg to return to the start position. Repeat with the other leg.

TRX Hip Abduction
Start on your back with your heels in the foot cradles of the TRX Suspension Trainer, and your hands palm-down pressing into the floor. Drive your heels into the foot cradles to lift your hips up into a plank position. Slowly separate your legs and until they make about a 45 degree angle. Pause for a moment, and then bring your feet back together.

For more workouts from Jay Cardiello and TRX, check the rest of our 15-Minute Fitness Series.