Successful runners don’t just have impressive quads and glutes. They have muscular arms and shoulders that help them maintain speed throughout their races.
A strong arm swing helps to counterbalance the lower body and to propel the body forward while contributing to overall good form.
Being “in the running” doesn’t mean you’re looking to win a race, or set a new PR, or even racing at all. Maybe you’re just looking to lose weight, reach a milage goal, or just to get toner, leaner, and stronger. Being “in the running” just means your are working towards whatever goal you’ve set for yourself.
So how can you ensure you’re in the running…and covering that middle ground that is the first step towards reaching your goals? Strong arms. Today’s exercises are fun, challenging, and doable. Take each new exercise one step at a time. Build the arm strength that will carry you through the tough times and get you closer to your goals.
Day 4 exercises: 2 rounds of 10
- Front and Side Arm Raises
- Incline Push Ups
- Rolling Forearm Side Plank (10X per side = 1 round)
- Tricep Dip with Leg Lifted
- Plank Challenge Day 4 – Plank Jacks (:45 3X)
Plank Challenge: Plank Jacks are fun! Don’t overthink it. Get in your plank position and hold your core tight then jump your feet in and out for :45. Repeat 3X. Watch how to do it below.
Bonus: Ab & Squat Challenge Day 4
- 10 Sit Ups
- 25 Crunches
- 40 Squats
Extra Credit: Weight Free Arms
Want a little more arm action? Work through this weight free arm set. I like that it includes some arm stretches and circles. Good way to stretch them out after a tough workout.
Fun day ahead Crew. We are runners. Don’t mess with us!
Get up, get moving, work those arms, and make it a great day! 🙂