This evening I will be taking my daughters and one of their friends out to run sprints, then back home for an ab workout. A strong core is the foundation for the rest of the body and it’s really important to establish a solid foundation. Everything stems from the core, though I’d say it’s an area that a lot of people overlook. Trying to strengthen other areas of the body without having a strong core often leads to injuries.
So, I will set an interval time for 5 minutes warmup (brisk walking), followed by 8 rounds of 20 seconds work (sprinting as hard as we can) with 10 seconds rest (walking) and then ending with a 5 minute cool down walk.
After that, we’ll come home and do the following ab circuit 3 times:
1 minute crunches
1 minute reverse crunches
30 seconds plank
30 seconds high plank bringing knee up to elbow and alternating left and right
After that we will die on the floor for about 5 minutes then stretch stretch stretch – feels good for those sore muscles!!
There I will have my cardio for the week done along with strength training for my abs. All in under an hour, which rocks because working longer than an hour causes cortisol levels in the body to rise, which can burn your muscle tissue for energy….which totally sucks, we don’t want to undo what we are trying to do!! So always work hard and push yourself, but keep those workouts to an hour or less.