From Kourt’s pre-packing tip to the five-minute ritual she does before a big night out, we’re all for finding time-effective hacks. The more availability to spend doing what we enjoy most, the better, right?
That’s why over the next three weeks we’ll be sharing our 10-minute workout series. We tapped Kourt’s trainer, Amanda Lee, to guide our speedy sweat session by providing brief routines that highlight specific areas of the body—core, arms and chest, and legs and butt. Up first, we’re focusing on how to work out your center when you only have 10 minutes to spare.
Learn Amanda’s core-tightening moves below for the next time you’re in a time crunch.
“Begin in a pushup position. Flexing the knee and hip, bring one leg forward until the knee is approximately under the hip. This will be your starting position. Explosively reverse the positions of your legs, straightening the bent leg and bringing the other foot up with the hip and knee flexed. Repeat in an alternating fashion.”
“Lie flat on the floor with your lower back on the ground and your hands beside your head. Go through a pedaling motion, kicking forward with the right leg while bringing in the knee of the left leg. Bring your right elbow close to your left knee by crunching to the side. Continue alternating.”
“Sit with your legs extended and torso off the ground, your body forming a V shape. Bring your knees in toward your chest and then back out, bending and straightening your legs, while maintaining a V shape with your body.”
“Lie on your back. Place your hands, palms down, on the floor beside you. Raise your legs off the ground, keeping your knees straight. Return your legs to starting position and then lift them back up.”
“Hold a pushup position for an amount of time that feels comfortable for your body.”
“Start on your side with your feet together and one forearm directly below your shoulder. Contract your core and raise your hips until your body is in a straight line from head to feet.”