Thanks for joining me! This workout for your arms, shoulders, and core is a great one to do when you’re short on time and want to really maximize the burn!
You can definitely repeat this if you have time (and aren’t too sore) – you’ll have to let me know in the comments how this one round feels, for me it was perfect!
10-Minute Strong Arms and Core
1: Tall Plank Hold 0:45
- Come onto your hands and toes, hold your belly button in and up and keep your back flat. Make sure your hands are aligned with your wrists.
- Option to drop down to your knees
2: Triceps Push Ups – 5
- From your plank, keep your elbows hugging in and lower down halfway. Press back up.
3: Tall Plank Hold 0:30
4: Rotating Planks – 5 each side
- From your plank, keep your core engaged and rotate to your right, stacking your right hand below your right shoulder. You can scissor or stack your feet.
- With control, rotate back to tall plank. Pause briefly, then rotate to the left.
- You can also do this with your knees down.
5: Triceps Push Ups to Rotating Plank – 5 each side
- Put it together and come to tall plank. Keep the elbows hugging in and lower halfway for a tricep push up.
- As you press back up, rotate to the right, coming into right side plank. Rotate back to plank and do another tricep push up.
- Rotate to the left. Repeat.
- You can do this with your knees down as well, or switch to kneeling at any point when you start to fatigue.
6: Push Slide Push Ups – 8
- Press your hips up high to downward facing dog.
- Lower your knees and keep them from touching the mat. Pull yourself forward to tall plank and do a push up.
- Press yourself back to the extended bent knee plank pose. Repeat.
7: Dolphin Pose Toe Raises – 12
- Send your hips up high to downward dog. Lower your forearms down while still in the down dog position.
- From here, come up on to your tip toes, working your shoulders forward and back as you raise and lower your heels.
8: Dolphin Knee to Nose – 10 Left
- While still in dolphin (forearms on the mat) extend your left leg up high, then bring your knee toward your nose.
- Sweep it back up and repeat for all reps on this side.
8: Dolphin Pose Toe Raises – 8
- Same as the last sequence – just fewer reps.
9: Dolphin Knee to Nose – 10 Right
- Same as the last knee to nose sequence, just with the right leg.
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