A 10-Minute Legs and Core Workout to Fit Into Your Busy Day

This workout may be just four exercises, but these moves are some of our favorites. Why? Because they get the job done! So grab some weights, and let’s do this.

Legs and Core Workout

Equipment needed: Medium-weight dumbbells

Directions: Warm up with two minutes of light cardio (look here for ideas), then perform the prescribed number of reps before moving to the next exercise. Perform as many rounds as you can in eight minutes.


  • Squat and press: 15 reps
  • Elbow plank with reach: 20 reps, alternating arms
  • Bicycle crunch: 20 reps
  • Surrenders: 10 reps, alternating sides

Keep reading for detailed explanations of each exercise.

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