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Sunday, February 5, 2012
Strong Core and Back: Great for Runners: Melissa Bender Fitness
I hope you’re enjoying the Super Bowl (and all of the wacky commercials!)
It was beautiful outside again, so I went for a run in the sunshine. It was about 7 miles, with plenty of hills thrown in to keep it interesting. If you don’t want to run consider jump roping, high knees, the Bombshell Fat Burn (10 minute workout), stationary bike, or elliptical. I read today that the average American consumes 4500 calories during the Super Bowl. That's insane! Even if you're indulging be sure to work out and keep on track!
Today’s workout is focused on the abs and back. Whether you are a runner or not core strength is incredibly important! Having a strong core is the foundation of your entire body, and your posture. If you’re a runner core and back strength is necessary if you want to perform optimally. It is the most important cross training a runner can do.
Anyway, enjoy the game, and the workout!
PS I thought Madonna's half time performance was fantastic! What did you think?
Strong Core and Back Workout
Beginner: 10 reps
Intermediate: 15 reps
Advanced: 20 reps
REPEAT the Entire Workout Twice!
1. Situp Reach (left)
2. Situp Reach (right)
3. Alternate Leg Lift Cross
6. Ab Wringer
7. Supergirl (with or without stability ball)
8. Leg Series (with or without ball) (right)
9. Leg Series (left)