To the Core
Hello friends! Hope you had a good weekend. I was sort of down all weekend and couldn’t find one good reason to be depressed. I didn’t even read or watch any news. It was just one of those days. But it’s a new week with new possibilities and that gets me excited. Now if I could just get my behind out of this chair and out to the garage for a workout. I need to count the days until my next competition that will get me moving.
I try to nurture The Abbeys and dedicate one day a work to core work (usually wednesdays). Here’s a quick core workout followed by a HIIT cardio.
A. Plank – Hold for as long as possible (Until you lose your form. Time yourself so you can continually improve)
B. Bicycle Crunches – 30 Reps
C. Frog Sit Ups – 20 Reps – I can’t find a video to show how I do these. Most videos show the legs sitting still on the ground while you contract. I start with my feet straight out about 3 inches off the ground. When I contract (bring my chest off the floor) I bring my feet in, keeping them together, toward my groin while my knees go out like a frog. Then as I lower my back to the ground I extend my legs out to the starting position.
D. Prone Cobra – Hold for as long a possible (Same with the plank. Time yourself)
Repeat A-D 2-4 times depending on your level of fitness.
If you have time follow with my favorite Treadmill Workout.