April Day 26: You are Strong. Keep Going!

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It has been an awesome month but it’s not over yet! You’ve been strong all month KEEP GOING!!

Our arms might not be the #1 thing on our mind when we’re running but strong arms DO play an important role.

Thinking back to Tuesday and learning to use our glutes in a different way when we run, we can do the same with our arms. Our arms can give us power, but we have to use them in the right way. Instead of pulling forward, work on pushing backwards with your elbows which will propel you forward. In order to fire up our glutes, we have to think about it and it’s the same with our arms. We have to consciously think about pushing backwards. When we stop concentrating on it, we naturally go back to the old way whether that’s just letting our arms hang, or not using them to push us forward.

When we’re used to doing something a certain way, it takes time to adjust and teach our muscles to work in a different way. It may take a few weeks, but eventually it will become natural. Try it!

Now let’s tone, tighten, and strengthen our arms so we can get the most out of them and so they’ll look good too. 😉 Oh and we have a little core work too of course!

Day 25 exercises:

  • Superman Hold – 2 Minutes
  • Russian Twists – 3 x 50
  • Tank Top Arms x 2 (see below)
  • High Plank – :60
  • Wall Sit – :60

Tank Top Arms

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Bonus: Finish with some good arm stretches!