Candace Cameron Bure's Ab Workouts Are the Real Freaking Deal, and These Core Moves Prove It
Candace Cameron Bure is as known for getting laughs in Fuller House (and starring in all the best Hallmark holiday movies) as she is for her intense and inspirational fitness regimen. The actress is passionate about her health and works with trainer Kira Stokes, who also trains celebs like Ashley Graham and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. In a Q&A on her fitness Instagram Story, Candace revealed that she aims to work out four to five days a week, but sometimes backs it off depending on her schedule. She switches between home workouts, gym workouts, and hotel gym workouts when she's traveling. In other words, she does what workouts she can, when she can — like pretty much all of us.
Candace and Kira often share snippets of the star's workouts on Instagram, so of course we had to round up a few of Candace's go-to ab exercises for you. No surprise, these moves are pretty advanced and creative, so be sure to modify if you want to give them a shot yourself. There are also a lot of compound exercises, aka moves that work multiple muscle groups, because when you're as busy as Candace (and let's be honest, you probably are), it's all about getting the most bang for your buck. Check out her core-shredding moves ahead!
Side Plank Clamshell
The resistance band adds some extra oomph to this glute-ab exercise.
Resistance Band Mountain Climber
As if regular mountain climbers weren't tough enough, Candace used a resistance band around her feet to take the classic ab move to the next level.
Pike With Ankle Reach
This dynamic variation combines a bear hold knee tap with a pike ankle reach. There's a lot going on, and it's all focused on your core!
Another classic core move that will never lead you astray! Here's how to nail the bird dog, which Candace is doing for core strength here.
Tricep Push-Up With Gliders
Grab a couple of gliders or hand towels for this one! Here Candace is combining a tricep push-up with an in-and-out glider move, challenging her core stability.
Barbell Ab Rollouts
This (very advanced move) is like an ab wheel rollout, but swaps the wheel for a barbell. It's a big challenge, even when you drop down to your knees!
Weighted Ball Pass
Ignite your abs with Candace's bicycle crunch variation, which involves passing a medicine ball through your legs and behind your head at the top. (Keep reading to see that part of the move.)
Weighted Ball Pass (Overhead Reach)
Plank With Hip Tap
Another balance challenger, you'll have to fight to maintain this plank while you shift your hand back to tap the outside of your hip.
Hollow Hold With Resistance Band
This isometric exercise forces your core to stay still and strong while adding major resistance from the band. Remember to keep your lower back pressed against the ground!
Bear Hold Knee Tap
Upgrade your isometric bear hold by tapping your opposite knee like a mountain climber, as Candace demos here.
Sled Push With High Knee
A typical sled push works your lower body and arms, so Cameron used this high-knee variation to up the core burn. Pulling your knee to your chest with each step engages your abs like high knees!
Dead Bug With Resistance
The dead bug is a great move for core strength and stability. If you've already mastered the non-weighted version (here's how to do it!), try Candace's variation with light dumbbells and a resistance band around the feet.