I changed up my workout routine last night. I decided to do my Return to Run plan first instead of last. Last night was also the last workout for Week 1 of the plan.
My gym is going through construction right now which means it’s a disaster zone everywhere. It also means they apparently aren’t fixing broken machines or the broken TVs. I decided that I would check out a video on my Netflix iPhone app.
I set the pace for the walk portion a little faster than last time.
The Russian Twist
I’ve mentioned this move before and I want to describe it in more depth. It’s a really easy exercise and it will get your blood pumping. It’s also an exercise you can do at home. I bought a Medicine Ball at Walmart for less than $20. I used the one at the gym.
Now, onto the dreaded Plank.
First off, the Plank is HARD. You’re entire body will shake when doing it. The plank is excellent for your core and it’s simple. Get in the push up position but don’t do push ups.
Just hold it as long as you can. Don’t sag in the middle, that will hurt your back, but don’t stick your butt high in the air either. Tilt your pelvis inward and hold in your belly. Hold it for 10 seconds, then 20 seconds and so on.
Last night at the gym I was able to hold the plank for about 20 seconds at a time. And my body was shaking the whole time. After the core work, I spent some extra time doing my strengthening exercises from the doc.
Calories Burned: 520
Workouts: Treadmill, weights, Core, Strengthening
QUESTION: What exercises do you do for your core? Are you going to try the Russian Twist or Plank?
Michael made Annie’s Organic Mac n’ Cheese (jazzed up with white cheddar cheese and hot dogs). 🙂
I realized this morning that Fall is officially here. I’m wearing gloves every morning to work, and check out this fog: