MK Personal Training is  a boutique fitness studio located in Dooradoyle Limerick.

It is owned and run by Maeve Kavanagh.

Maeve has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry. Her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge has built her a devoted clientele.

Maeve’s goal is to educate, inspire, guide, support, motivate and inspire all her clients to be the best they can be.

If you are interested in finding out more drop Maeve an email or give her a call,

086 826 9567
Dooradoyle, Limerick
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Core & Abs Routine

Core & Abs Routine

Developing a strong torso means building both core stability (those deep internal muscles close to the spine) and core strength (think “six pack” abs). ⁣Build core stability first, and then build core strength. It’s important to get the deeper muscles working first, as when they are strong everything else will fit into place. ⁣

Let’s get started ⁣⁣⁣↙️⁣

You need a set of Dumbbells (DB) & a Mat. (This can be performed with DBs if you don’t have them). Complete 3-4 rounds of each exercise for 30 seconds & rest for 10/20 seconds x 3-4 rounds. Adjust the work/rest period to your own ability.

1️⃣ Bear DB Pull Through ⁣(up on toes)

2️⃣ Bear Forward & Back⁣ (up on toes)

3️⃣ Controlled Mountain Climbers⁣

4️⃣ Seated Overhead Press⁣

5️⃣ Slow V Crunches⁣

6️⃣ Plank Pendulums ⁣

7️⃣ Side Plank Knee Raise with Leg Lift⁣

Some tips❗️⁣

🔹With all of these exercises good form is paramount – think about those deep inner core muscles & wrapping it like a corset around your stomach. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

🔹Squeeze the glutes (which connect to your pelvis & lower back). ⁣⁣⁣⁣

🔹 Think shoulders blades pushed down.⁣

🔹 Bear exercises wrists under shoulders, knees under hips.⁣

🔹Seated Shld Press – bend knees slightly if hamstrings feel tight & you can’t sit tall.⁣

🔹Keep your back connected with the mat on exercise 5 & don’t extend the legs out if you find back is arching.

🔹Plank exercises – elbows under shoulders, squeeze glutes & thighs.⁣

Best of luck & please DM me if you have any queries 💪🔥⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣