The 5-Minute Ultimate Core Workout

You rely on your core (a.k.a. back muscles and abs) for virtually every move you make. Here's how to show it some love.
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Credit: Jay Sullivan

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Lower body: Flying bridge

Sit with knees bent, feet on floor, hands on floor by hips, fingertips forward. Push up into reverse tabletop with knees over ankles, hands under shoulders. Lower hips, pushing them back between arms until legs straighten and weight is evenly divided between hands and feet. Bend knees; push hips back up to previous position.

Make it easier: Lower butt to mat before pushing back up to reverse tabletop. Continue for 20 to 30 seconds.

Next: Lower body: Butt kicker

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