Oklahoma Running Mom

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Love, Hate Relationship

I would say that planks are my worst enemy because they are so dang hard, but I attribute my post baby flat stomach (that's post first baby...I'm still working on a flat post second baby stomach) to them which was pretty awesome.
Having a strong core is a key factor in becoming a better runner. After I had my first baby, I committed to doing planks multiple times a week. Like I said, it made a big difference in the way I looked. More importantly, it made a big difference in my running.
The great thing about planks is that they don't take a lot of time and you don't need to wear workout clothes. I usually do them when I'm watching TV, playing on the floor with my toddler, or right after a run. I do a couple 10 second reps and then I'm done. As I get stronger, I increase my time to 30 seconds...or a little more.
Here is what your planks should look like. Try and keep your body as level as possible. Even though you might want to say a few inappropriate words while your doing planks, you'll quickly fall in love with the results.

1 comment:

Brett, Tae, William, and Henry said...

Planks, huh? I'm going to try it.