20 Up/Down Planks, Alternating sides
10/10 Back Lunge to Jump Squat
Up/Down planks are not only a core challenge, they are also a great challenge for the upper body – arms, chest, & back. The key is to keep your hips as square to the floor as possible while shifting from arm to arm. Use your core to help pull you up, versus shifting all your weight to one side in order to come up on the opposite side.
Back lunges paired with squats are great because it combines the best of both worlds – knee dominant and hip dominant. The jump is a bonus move to add power and increase your heart rate.
Both of these exercises require some degree of coordination – which is a necessary part of general function in your regular life. Stay focused and put both sides of your body to work. Working on coordination is an important part of aging gracefully 😉