The 8 Unconventional Core Exercises to Add to Your Workout Routine

Exercise can sometimes get a little mundane, especially core exercises. Thats why using non-traditional core exercises for training the abs is a great way to spice up your abs training.

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Sean Klein
Published on
18/04/22
Last updated
02/05/22
In This Resource
  • The 8 Unconventional Core Exercises to Add to Your Workout Routine
  • Sample Unconventional Core Workout
  • Training Athletes With Unconventional Core Exercises

Core workouts can get a little boring and monotonous sometimes, especially if you’re not actively seeking out variety or following a diverse training program that includes a lot of variety. Here we provide 8 unconventional core exercises that you can add directly into your workout. Not only will they make your training more interesting and enjoyable, but they will also create a large stimulus creating adaptation.

The 8 Unconventional Core Exercises to Add to Your Workout Routine

Sample Unconventional Core Workout

Complete 3 rounds

1. Alternating Slider Plank Circles

Complete 12 repetitions

2. Crab Extensions

Complete 10 repetitions

3. Dumbell Pullover on Floor

Complete 8 repetitions

Training Athletes With Unconventional Core Exercises

This can be counter productive adding too much complexity and variety to an athletes training programme can distract from the adaptation required. This adaptation cannot be created if the athlete is constantly learning new skills instead of getting the stimulus.

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