Wednesday WOD: All-Planks Core Circuit! #BurnBabyBurn
This is how happy running makes me:
I finished two races this past weekend, a 5K Saturday that got me my sub-7 minute goal pace (21:11 finish, 6:49 pace) and then did 5.2 miles Sunday morning with my Badass VP Chris to ‘warm up’ the course for over 1,000 people who came out for our amazing Boston fundraiser.
The faster my finish times get, the more I am reminded how important it is to have a strong core. That is what powers us through. Whatever we do — from lifting a toddler to moving boxes and trying out our first strength conditioning class — the core plays a starring role.
And nothing fires up the core like a plank. It also happens to work the shoulders, legs and (depending on the variation) will even engage your biceps and triceps. So today’s circuit is all about the plank and its many variations!
Get ready to get fired up from the core and outward. I love this circuit, and you can decide whether to tack it onto the end of your workout or do a few rounds of the circuit for an all-core burner!
Enjoy, and tell me: What’s your favorite way to plank? And no, “upside down plank” aka sleeping doesn’t count ;)![raw][/raw]
Plank Power Circuit
- 10 walking planks
- 10 traveling planks
- 10 slow mountain climbers
- 10 dragon walk planks
- 30 second side plank right, followed by 30 seconds of knee-elbow side planks right
- 30 second side plank left, followed by 30 seconds of knee-elbow side planks left
- 1-min regular plank
- 15 3-legged moving dogs, right
- 15 3-legged moving dogs, left
Coming up: A SOX BOX review and giveaway, and a curried pork stir-fry that will make your mouth water and your tastebuds sing!