Monday, December 7, 2009

December 7, 2009

Another good day.

I did my abs workout tonight, followed by a 20 minute Yoga For Runners by Yogamazing Podcast, which I highly recommend. (I did the yoga last night too, just before I went to bed.)

Tonight I wanted a bit more of a structured workout so I tweeted for advice and got three suggestions.

This is CoachPRS's Full Body and Core Workout recommended to me by SwapOntheRun. It uses bands and/or hand weights and can easily be done at home. Click on archived video and the down arrow to find Home Workout 2.

This is an amusing but challenging abs workout with Cher. I told Solorunner that I'd need to get some leg warmers to do that one. Seriously though, it looks hard, and if it meant I would have Cher's abs, well, hmmm, might be worth it. :)

Here is the one I chose to do. Evolution of Abs recommended to me by HeatherMoulton.
  • Plank (30 seconds today)
  • Side plank (30 seconds each side)
  • Plank with elbows on stability ball (30 seconds)
  • Stability Ball Jackknifes (super duper hard. Could barely hold the plank let alone do jacknife)
  • Stability ball roll out (did 30)
  • Plank Rotations (side plank, to regular plank, to other side: repeat)
It took about 10 minutes and some of it was REALLY hard. I also did 2X5 pushups. (Whooptie do I used to be able to do 30 pushups a few months ago). Then I did 2X20 ball crunches for a total of about 15 minutes.

So now I have a base and an idea of my starting point. It'll be interesting to see how much I can improve over a month.

It's going to be a teensy bit warmer tomorrow than they originally thought. Closer to -10C (14F) which means I guess I'll run outside.

I messed up my credit card number so my Sugoi order hasn't gone through yet. Guess I'll have to wait a few more days to be cozy warm....

Forgot to mention the tights in yesterday's picture are Sub-Zero Zap Tights. Warm and reflective.

and WAY TO GO Skierz!!! Running every day this week?? I could NOT do that... I'll be thinking of you while I do my abs workout. We have it planned for the same three days.


Clynton Taylor said...

Looks like a good workout! So important to keep the core strong, isn't it?! Have learned that the hard way after back problems. Thanks for sharing.

Clynton (@RunningQuest on twitter)

skierz said...

thanks for the resources on the abs workouts. I have been using a mish-mash of stuff for abs, I will take a look at these and maybe put some method to the madness! last week I did not run, this week is an expirement on periodization! let's see how I feel by Sunday! cheers, BTW, what are you eating these days, have not seen a recipe since you burnt the last one! :)

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Cool! I'm going to check each of these out. It's ab-time!