6 Explosive Moves to Light Up Your Core and Scorch Your Lower Body

DON’T HAVE TIME TO DEDICATE AN ENTIRE WORKOUT TO LEGS OR ABS? THIS CIRCUIT HAS YOU COVERED

When given a choice between leg day and abs day, which one do you choose? Well, you need strength and stability in both parts of your body, especially while cycling. Training both your legs and your core also help keep your posture upright and your lower back injury-free, too.

But if you’re short on time, you might not have the room in your routine to dedicate a specific workout to each one—especially as the weather gets nicer and the trails start calling.

So a workout that targets both your core and your lower body at the same time may be just what you need. By selecting exercises that target the larger muscle groups (i.e., your legs), that also hit your core, you’re getting the benefit of working multiple muscle groups in a timely and efficient manner.

Plus, these types of exercises mimic the moves you do in real life and other sports, helping you build better function fitness, says trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S., founder of Le Sweat.

So she’s created a series of six moves that will do just that, coming together in a quick, high-intensity workout that will leave you drenched.

“The workout itself ties a lot of moving elements together that will aid in overall core strength, while at the same time rely on having a strong core,” explains Atkins. It will build power, agility, balance, and stability, by focusing on a combination of explosive moves, quick movements, and single-leg exercises.

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