Happy Saturday! Don’t you love weekend workouts? Saturday mornings are my absolute favorite time for a “me-workout.” I’ve got more time for a longer run and can usually sneak in a group exercise class as well. Run + Yoga and I am a ready to tackle the weekend.
I am LOVING this 31 day challenge. I look forward to the videos every day, something that I know I need to get done and enjoy hitting end when I am finished. Why are you working towards a stronger core? Personally, I am doing the challenge to step-up my yoga practice. I am held back in many poses because of a weaker core. I am hoping by focusing more intensely on my abs, I will be able to take on additional balances and inversions.
Side plank variations. Today we take practice our side plank on our hands rather than our forearms. We begin by opening our plank up to the right and left sides for a count of 10, and progressively make this move more difficult by adding an overhead reach and finally a leg lift. If you have a wrist injury this entire video can be done on your forearm instead (like we did last week) and if you have a shoulder injury, please feel free to repeat yesterday’s video again as your workout today! I encourage you to take breaks in between sets on this video to allow your joints ample time to recover.
Standing Warm up: Arm circles and side bends
Alternate right and left for a count of 10 for the following:
Repeat 2xFinisher (Elbow) Plank & Stretch