How are ya? I hope you’ve got a fun weekend lined up. I’m super excited to be seeing some of my besties in Toronto tonight. There’s yoga and delicious food on the agenda, and if you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ll see plenty of it! But first, we’ve got a workout to chat about.
Work It Out
Ooh I think you’ll either love me or hate me for this one. I made up today’s workout on Sunday night and tested it out on Monday morning. Even though it doesn’t have any cardio-intensive moves, it did get me rather sweaty! The moves in this circuit will all have you in some variation of plank pose and will fire up your core from all angles. The only thing you need is 2 dishtowels and a smooth surface like a wooden or tile floor. You may want a mat for the flutterkicks, but it’s not required.
The Powered Up Plank Workout
Do each of the moves in this circuit, one immediately following the next. When you get to the end, rest 1-2 minutes and repeat the circuit 2 more times. If your shoulders or wrists get too tired at any time, sit back in child’s pose for 10-15 seconds, then carry on. The flutterkicks on your back are inserted to give your wrists and shoulders a bit of a break, but they’ll still keep your core fired up.
Turn It Up
I don’t know what it is, but I’m on a huge country kick right now. This week’s tune is Friday Night by Lady Antebellum, and I’ve had their albums on repeat at work lately. Cannot.get.enough. This song puts me in a great mood, it’s fun to sing along to (really really loud in the car – yes, I’m ‘that girl’) and it even makes a good running song!
Have A Read
- 97 ways to set a personal record – via RunnersWorld.com
- 7 ways to become a better runner without running – via Shape
- If you’re looking for a tasty way to refuel after your weekend workout, I’ve got an Almond Butter and Banana Granola recipe over on the RunWaterloo blog. It made my house smell like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, tastes amazing, and I think you’ll love it too!
So tell me…
- What’s one thing you accomplished this week that you’re really proud of? (I know there has to be something – big or small, boast about yourself!)
- What’s your favourite variation of the plank?