January Core Challenge Details

New Year’s Day kicks off our January Challenge.  As I hinted earlier this month we are going to get to the “core” of a problem for many of us and hit that mid-section hard this month!

Core exercises are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program but are often skipped or given short shrift.  In fact, many people tend to only work one area of their abdominals, mainly the rectus abdominis which located in the front of the body, beginning at the pubic bone and ending at the sternum.

Our January challenge is going to engage and train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony which leads to better balance and stability.   In fact, most daily other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.

Each day I’m going to post a Challenge Core Workout on my blog.  You can either check in every day or subscribe to receive a new blog entry as I post them.

To subscribe, go to the main page (https://marinbreakfastklub.wordpress.com/) and look for the Subscribe Button on the far right side of the page.  Click that, enter your email and viola!  (If you are having problems with that function let me know and I’ll send you an invitation to subscribe.)

All you need to do is complete each exercises in the workout for that day.  If, for some reason you can’t log on or see the workout, please repeat the previous day’s workout.

Each Challenge Core Workout will only take you less than 10 minutes.  That’s it!!

You can either add the Challenge Core Workout at the end of your current workout, first thing in the morning, after your run or during a commercial break in the evening.

It’s called a challenge for a reason so while I encourage you to join our challenge, I also ask that you take your fitness level and any limitations into account while participating.  If any exercises prove too difficult you should at least perform the daily plank.  You will build up to harder exercises so don’t give up!!

For those of you who are attending my Boot-Camp, I’m going to incorporate our Challenge Core Workout in each class (plus some bonus moves – just for fun!)

Finally, if you know of anyone who’s interested in our January Challenge please forward my blog link to them and they can sign up to receive the daily updates!

Ok, ready??  Our first workout will be posted on January 1, 2014.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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