Every workout is a step towards our goals…let’s make some progress baby!!
While running doesn’t directly target our abs, we can certainly use it to help define our abdominal muscles. After all, it burns the layers of fat that prevent your abs from appearing.
But sadly, running alone won’t do the job. We have to eliminate those extra calories from our diet that turn into belly fat. Even if we run 50 miles a week, our belly won’t vanish if we eat donuts and french fries all day long.
Healthy eating and running are a great start, but you know we need to do even more…time to make some progress on our core!
Oh yea…I messed up yesterday…OOPS! Time to step up our planks to :90 Crew…you got this!!
Day 23 exercises: 4 sets of 15
- Dumbbell Side Bends
- Russian Twists
- Plank – Your Choice (:90 2X)
Bonus: Stick Crunch – 2 sets of 15
Benefit: Strengthens the abdominal wall and improves the stability of the pelvis and lower spine during running.
Lie on your back, bend your knees, and draw them as close to your chest as possible. Grasp any type of stick or rod (such as a broom handle) with both hands, positioned shoulder-width apart. Begin with your arms extended straight toward your toes. Now squeeze your abdominal muscles and reach forward with the stick until it passes beyond your toes. (This is a very small movement—just a few inches.) Pause for one second and relax.
Here’s a super quick video to show you how it’s done.
Take a few minutes to stretch out and roll those legs!
YAY for Friday!! Let’s get this workout done and get ready for another fabulous weekend. 🙂