When I looked over the workouts for Laura’s 21-Day Runner’s Reset, I didn’t think the core workouts would be a big deal. I usually do a strength workout 2-3 times a week, and it usually includes a few minutes of planks. I was looking forward to the variety of the workouts, but I wasn’t expecting them to be so challenging. Little did I know how much work I need to do to have a stronger core!
For a stronger core, do each move for one minute
then collapse when you’re done. 😉
The main core workout for the Runner’s Reset is this 10 minute workout from Allison at SweatFlexShine:
I was appalled at how difficult the double leg lifts were!
Laura also included a 12 minute circuit from Running Competitor that has several core moves. When I was on vacation, I combined 3 rounds of the circuit with the 10 minute core routine for a solid workout I could do without any weights. Now that I’m home I’m doing other workouts Laura has suggested, but I want to keep working on my core, so I combined the different core moves into one 10 minute routine (above).
Monday: 20 minute HIIT workout from Laura’s Runner’s Reset (lunges, mountain climbers, etc.) plus my 10 minute core workout.
Tuesday: 45 minute treadmill interval program from Laura’s Runner’s Reset program.
Wednesday: 45 minute indoor cycling class.
Thursday: Three rounds of this circuit from WheresTheBeachFitness.com and two rounds of my 10 minute core workout.
Friday: Hilly 9 mile run before the blizzard hit.
Saturday: Three rounds of the WheresTheBeachFitness circuit, two rounds of my 10 minute core workout, and hours and hours of shoveling snow!
Almost all of these steps were shoveling snow!
Sunday: 25 minutes yoga (the Standing Poses program from my Rodney Yee A.M. Yoga For Your Week DVD) and more shoveling.
Our snow pile got taller than I am!
Is there a core exercise you find particularly challenging?