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Not so fast…

9 Aug

Oops! I went into physical therapy all excited about my 5 min of running… and was quickly told I’m not supposed to run yet. :-/ I thought the whole “if it doesn’t hurt you can do it” applied to everything but apparently not running or impact sports, so that put an end to that.

BUT it’s not going to stop me from getting other workouts in. Today was supposed to be shoulders and abs day but I woke up with a headache (and shoulder workouts don’t usually help with that) so it is now abs and a cardio day. Cardio without running means 15 min on a bike and 15 min on an elliptical. Not the most exciting thing but, gotta get it done!

Ab workout:

2 sets:

  • 1 min plank
  • 1 min side plank (30 sec/side)
  • 1 min lunges with rotation (medicine ball)
  • 15 “climbs“/side
  • 1 min rest

2 sets:

  • 20 toe touches with weight
  • 20 reverse crunches (squeeze weight in between your knees)
  • 20 crazy ivans (Make sure to follow with your shoulders, the video doesn’t do a great job of showing that)

1 set:

  • 20 push-ups
  • 1 min plank

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What are some of your favorite ab exercises or workouts?