Ready to take your endurance one step further…strengthen those deep core muscles to keep your posture strong and on point through the miles.
Flatten your belly with these ab exercises by focusing on engaging that deep transverse abdominal muscle! Yes it’s the same one you hear so much about when planking, but with these moves you’re working in more dynamic ways that truly aid you in running better.
Beginners: 2 rounds of 30 seconds each move
Advanced: 3 rounds of 30 seconds each move
Scissors: Lying on back, alternate lowering right then left leg (you’ll need engage that deep core and the lower abs!)
Double Pedal: (Not shown above) Instead of pedaling a single leg, you’ll keep both together and move through a bicycle motion.
Crunch: Laying on back with hands behind head and knees bent, feet raised, raise your head and knees towards each other for a double crunch.
Sky Touch: Laying on your back, raise shoulders off the ground with knees bent and then straight both legs and arms towards the sky.
Starfish: A classic favorite of mine is the starfish!!! Laying on your back alternate raising your right leg to meet your left hand with raising your left leg to meet your right hand.
Watch the video below to understand all the moves
Today’s Trainer is @livingmovingbeing on Instagram. Also known as Chriss Mogg, Fitness Instructor and avid clean-eater, who believes that fitness and food go hand in hand to create a healthy body!
These moves will help you to better stabilize yourself while running. This means:
- maintaining good form over long distances to prevent injury
- less injuries means more running, which means more PR’s
- a strong core absorbs the energy as you hit the ground giving you more power
- improved breathing from not slouching over
- bonus: race photos might look better too
If you’re ready to keep pushing your limits and improve your cross training for better strength/muscle definition, after this challenge, then you have to checkout this brand new program!
livingmovingbeing has officially released the ‘LMBfit 10-week Training Guide’! It’s full of body-weight HIIT workouts for cardio and strength, plus cardio endurance and guided stretch sessions! Members get access to exclusive online content as well as round the clock support.
Just looking at the above ab workout you can see that Chriss gets creative with moves and if you spend a little time on this Aussie’s website or Instagram you’ll see just how committed and creative she is!
How often do you change up your workout moves?
Are you consistently cross training?
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