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3 Core Strengthening Exercises On Your NordicTrack Equipment

Core strengthening – NordicTrack

Core strengthening – NordicTrack

No matter what NordicTrack equipment you have in your home, you can use it to strengthen your core. To help you start strengthening your core, we have developed exercises for the three most popular pieces of NordicTrack equipment.  

1. Do Treadmill Sprints For Stronger Abs

While some people may think that treadmills are for lower body strength-building, the reality is that treadmills can be a precision tool to sculpt your entire physique. Treadmill sprint workouts, in particular, are an excellent way to target your abs.

A quick workout you can do on your treadmill to start strengthening your core is incline sprints:

  1. Warm-up jog for 5 minutes, going no more than 5.0 MPH
  2. Set your incline level as high as possible, and sprint for 30 seconds while clenching your core tightly. If you have a NordicTrack Incline Trainer, be cautious, as the 40% incline is very steep.
  3. Give yourself 30-second rest intervals while standing on the side rails.
  4. Aim for 8-12 incline sprints.
  5. Cool-down jog/walk for 5 minutes.  

2. Utilize Your Elliptical On Core-Centric HIIT

Using a NordicTrack Elliptical is a great way to bring low-impact, ergonomic core exercises into your life. As you engage in this elliptical, core-centric HIIT workout, be sure your posture is good and that you put in the most effort at the highest resistances points while flexing your abdominal muscles.

Time (Minutes)

Resistance Levels

0:00 – 5:00

3

5:00 – 7:00

7

7:00 – 9:00

10

9:00 – 11:00

12
11:00 – 13:00

7

13:00 – 15:00

10
15:00 – 17:00

13

17:00 – 19:00

7
19:00 – 21:00

12

21:00 – 23:00

13
23:00 – 25:00

10

25:00 – 30:00

7

Several NordicTrack ellipticals also include the ability to incline. When you utilize incline, your core can be further engaged in the HIIT workout.  

3. Try Interval Rowing To Develop Core Strength

It may seem like all workouts done on a NordicTrack Rower would help you build core strength, but if you don’t make a concentrated effort to engage your abdominal muscles, you may not develop a stronger core as quickly as you might hope.

Time

Pace

Strokes/Minute

2 Minutes

2:30 15-18
40 seconds (fast) 2:00

26-29

20 seconds (slow)

2:20 18-21
40 seconds (fast) 2:00

26-29

20 seconds (slow)

2:20 18-21
40 seconds (fast) 2:00

26-29

20 seconds (slow)

2:20 18-21
40 seconds (fast) 2:00

26-29

2 Minutes

2:30

15-18

As you go through our core building rowing workout, make sure when you row back that you extend your upper body to a 45-degree angle. This posture extension will help you work your core muscles more than maintaining a 90-degree angle.   

If you have equipment which isn’t up to performing these NordicTrack workouts, check through NordicTrack’s extensive equipment lineup and be sure to take advantage of regular sale prices to style your home gym with the best.