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After an exhausting weekend of field hockey, some of us learned that maybe our stretching techniques were not as good as we all expected. Check out these yoga inspired running stretches to help release lactic acid and stretch out those running muscles.
Being athletes, we tend to strive better with competition and little goals that lead to big results. I introduce Week 1 of the Ab Challenge. As any good exercise regime, it starts small, easy even, and builds up.
Week One May 7 - May 13 2012
Monday May 7 : 5 sit-ups (feet on ground, full sit-up), 5 V-sits (isolations), 5 scissor kicks, 5 bicycle kicks, 1 min plank
Tuesday May 8 : 6 crunches, 6 left knee touches, 6 right knee touches, 6 half bent knee crunches, 6 crunches w/ a bum lift, 6 crunches with flat legs
Wednesday May 9 : 10 sit-ups (feet on ground, full sit-up), 10 V-sits (isolations), 10 scissor kicks, 10 bicycle kicks, 1.5 min plank
Thursday May 10 : 8 crunches, 8 left knee touches, 8 right knee touches, 8 half bent knee crunches, 8 crunches w/ a bum lift, 8 crunches with flat legs
Friday May 11 : 15 sit-ups (feet on ground, full sit-up), 15 V-sits (isolations), 15 scissor kicks, 15 bicycle kicks, 1.5 min plank
Saturday May 12 : 10 crunches, 10 left knee touches, 10 right knee touches, 10 half bent knee crunches, 10 crunches w/ a bum lift, 10 crunches with flat legs
Sunday May 13 : 12 sit-ups (feet on ground, full sit-up), 12 V-sits (isolations), 12 scissor kicks, 12 bicycle kicks, 1 min plank
In lieu of the 12 Days of Christmas, the dedicated ladies of the Pink Panthers participate in what is trending as a favorite workout known as the 12 Days of Fitness. The idea follows the Christmas carol. Here was our routine we did on Saturday Morning.
1 - water break
2 - stairs (1 down + 1 up = 2 stairs)
3 - mountain climbers
4 - squat jumps
5 - sitting roll backs
6 - burpees (everyone's favorite)
7 - lunge touches
8 - jumping jacks
9 - plank lifts
10 - high knees
11 - lunge pulses
12 - scissor kicks
This particular version focused on legs and abs/core, but we have done a variety of different exercises. The ladies battled through and we were done in 30 minutes, an intense and wonderful workout.
Bonjour my athletes!
I stumbled on this from a running blog I visit frequently. I thought what a great idea to get you challenging yourself on your own. So here it is, and now I am challenging you! If you are thinking "ho hum Savich" this is too easy, lower your knees to a hover just above the ground and raise them again. Still thinking this plank is too easy, check out the image below the calendar- you can try this position which will work your triceps and shoulders as well.
Not sure why the plank is beneficial to you at all? Livestrong.com has this great post of the Benefits of a Plank!