We want you to crush each and every week, so every Sunday we're supplying you with five efficient workouts that you can do any time — and anywhere — to maximize your potential and make the most of every day.
A strong and stable core is essential for everyone. Not only does it make for a better-performing athlete, but it also helps protect against injuries and supports the rest of the body to help ease aches and pains. This super simple, yet effective test, courtesy of Spartan Coach Evan Betts, covers the whole core for extreme results.
Much like Betts' Short Haul, Monday's workout includes four exercises that you’ll perform for 30 seconds at a time. Your goal? Complete as many reps as possible in the allotted time. And to truly challenge yourself, see if you can one-up your reps in each round. Betts scored 120 in round one, 131 in round two, and 149 in round three. Think you can beat it? Time to find out!
After you crush The Gut Check, we've got four additional 20-minute workouts with the ultimate balance of strengthening and conditioning designed to crush your core and make you stronger with each set.
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