Day 12: Perfect Arms & Core for Runners

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We’re not perfect, but we can use our time to work on making our arms and core the best it can be. Today’s workout will help us get there!

At track this week, I saw lots of great form but one thing that we can all get better at is using our arms to propel us forward. How do we do that? We push backwards with our elbows! Pushing backwards helps to drive us forward, while pushing forward with our arms doesn’t give us nearly as much momentum. We have to think about these things while we’re running because it doesn’t come naturally. This is one of the things I’ve been reading about in Running Rewired…rewiring our brain through specific workouts and consistent practice to get our muscles used to the new way of moving. Eventually, this new way of moving will come naturally. But it takes time…and it takes practice! Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing more with y’all from the book soon!

For today, let’s work on perfecting the strength in our arms and abs!

Day 12 exercises:

  • Superman Hold – :75
  • Russian Twists – 3 x 30
  • Tank Top Arms – 2 rounds (see below)
  • High Plank – :60
  • Wall Sit – :60

Tank Top Arms – 2 rounds

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Bonus: The Core Challenge – You got this Crew go for it!

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Arms and Core Crew. Let’s do this!

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