MarathonMaiden's Blog

May 13, 2009

Oh Abs

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — marathonmaiden @ 08:52

How you torture me.  I took a week off of ab / core work after the marathon in order to let my *entire* body get some rest.  I re-introducted it on Monday and did it again on Tuesday.  Ouch, but its the good ouch.  Even thinking about moving makes me abs hurt! I don’t do anything really extensive for these workouts, it takes just 9 minutes after a run.  I do 3 out of the following exercises:

  • plank
  • row
  • bicycle
  • russian twist
  • 90* legs
  • deadbug
  • flutter kick
  • leg lift
  • scissors

I have clusters of moves that go together but that’s just out of habit, but its really like a chinese menu.  I do 3 X :45 on, :15 rest with each of the three moves I choose for the 9 total minutes.  Pre-marathon I did core 4-5 times a week and I’m trying to get back there.  After the abs are done I do a few exercises given to me by my PT to strengthen my back, specifically my lower back.

On a different note, did anyone watch The Biggest Loser last night? It might have been a liiiiiittle too long but still amazing television.  I’m not going to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it but wow, every contesetant looked so good.  It’s totally inspirational to me, and I’m nowhere near overweight or out of shape.  If you haven’t seen the show check it out!


1 Comment »

  1. Those are good core moves. I do abs before each run.

    Comment by runjess — May 13, 2009 @ 16:20

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