Sorry for the delay in getting this week's topic posted. It's been a crazy week!
Your challenge is to incorporate some type of core work into your routine at least three times this week (try not to do it on consecutive days). It's important to remember that core work does not involve just the abdominals. The core is made up of the abs, obliques, transverse abdominus, lower back, hips and thighs. So try to find moves that target all these areas.
Core strength is important for so many reasons. It helps us perform simple, everyday activities with more ease and efficiency (for example, putting something away in your closet), thus helping to prevent future health issue (like lower back pain). Having a strong core will also help our running...when we have a strong core, our alignment and posture improves, both very important to a healthy run.
Respond here with any core work you are able to incorporate. If you're not sure where to begin, here are some ideas:
* Static Plank Pose (hold for 30-60 seconds)
* Static Forearm Plank Pose (hold for 30-60 seconds)
* Standing Abdominal Work
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