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The Core Workout That Uses Weights for a Serious Burn

Looking for a new way to wake up your abs and fire up every angle of your core? You might have tried plank workouts, dynamic moves, and full-body routines, but this workout from Grokker is the perfect way to push through a strength plateau when it comes to your midsection. Click play and let Grokker's expert trainer take you through the gut-busting moves from toe touches to flutter kicks.

Need more to tack on to this dumbbell workout? Try a fast and furious five-minute arm workout or a full-body single dumbbell workout. Take it to the next level by starting a monthlong dumbbell challenge.

Workout Details: You'll need a set of dumbbells in the 3- to 5-pound range. An exercise mat is optional. Perform 5 reps of each move with a weight and 5 reps without. Start with toe touches, Russian twists, and seated leg pumps, then repeat that progression. Change it up to Supermans, Supermans with a row, flutter kicks, and repeat. The entire routine should take less than 20 minutes.

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