Core Workouts: 15-Minute Fitness with Basheerah Ahmad and TRX

If you want to trim, tone and strengthen your core and midsection, this 15-minute workout from celebrity trainer Basheerah Ahmad packs delivers all the moves you’ll need. Perfect for anyone who wants to see awesome results on a tight schedule, this workout delivers incredible core strength, fast. Each exercise can be modified and progressed to accommodate any fitness level, so there is no need to be intimidated – jump right in!

Perform each exercise for 60 seconds with 30 seconds rest in between each exercise. When you are finished with all five exercises, repeat the entire sequence, for a perfect 15-minute workout.

TRX Planks (10 second holds/5 seconds rest) 
Get in a pushup position with your hands directly under your shoulders, and your feet in the foot cradles of the TRX Suspension Trainer. Brace your core and focus on keeping your shoulders, hips, knees and ankles all in line.  Hold for ten seconds then drop your knees to the ground to rest for five seconds and repeat for one minute.

TRX Body Saws
Start on the ground on your hands and knees with your feet in the foot cradles and your hands placed under shoulders.  Get into a plank position with your forearms on the ground. Brace your core and make sure your ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are all in line. Slowly rock forward and back just a few inches. Stop before you feel any strain on your lower back. Lower your knees to the ground to return to the start position. 

TRX Hip Abduction
Start on your back with your heels in the foot cradles of the TRX Suspension Trainer, and your hands palm-down pressing into the floor. Drive your heels into the foot cradles to lift your hips up into a plank position. Slowly separate your legs and until they make about a 45 degree angle. Pause for a moment, and then bring your feet back together. 

TRX Pikes
Get in a pushup position with your feet in the foot cradles of the Suspension Trainer, directly under the anchor point. Brace your core and pike your hips up while letting your head drop between your arms, and moving your feet toward your upper body. Drop your hips back down under control, and return to a plank position.

TRX Hinge
Stand facing the anchor point with the your arms extended in front of you pressing down on the TRX handles and your feet wider than shoulder width apart. Bend forward from the hips with a straight back, pushing your hips back and extending your arms forward. Drive your hips forward to return to the start position.

If you want more fat-burning, muscle-toning workouts from Basheerah and TRX be sure to watch the rest of the 15-Minute Fitness Workout series, here.