Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson — yup, the one who trains the Kardashians, Kate Beckinsale, and the Los Angeles Lakers — wants to help you improve your core workout and make it as effective as possible.
“Your core wraps around your entire body and supports you,” Gunnar told POPSUGAR. He explained that when it comes to strengthening the core, most people solely focus on the rectus abdominis (commonly referred to as the six-pack) instead of the entire core (internal obliques, external obliques, transverse abdominis, and rectus abdominis).
“When it comes to abs . . . there’s a ton of work done in flexion and maybe at the most in extenstion,” he said. According to Gunnar, this is “great” but not comprehensive. To completely work your core, Gunnar created this workout exclusivey for POPSUGAR while promoting his partnership with MitoQ. It’s five moves, can be done anywhere, and will work your lower back, the top of your glutes and thighs, and obliques; what Gunnar constitutes as a complete core workout.
How to Do the “Around the World” Ab Workout
- Toe touch: 20 reps
- Side plank with hip dip (right side): 10 reps
- Superman: 10 reps
- Side plank with hip dip (left side): 10 reps
- Plank (optional): 30, 45, or 60 seconds