August 6, 2013

Training Tuesday: August Core Focus Challenge

Kat at Sneakers and Fingerpaints is offering a  August Core Focus Challenge.  This runs for the month of August, and each day Kat offers a new exercise to work on your core.  August first was the day for a bridge pose which is something I have done many times in Yoga class.  Each day has something new for your daily core workout which every one of us can use during swimsuit season!

Bridge pose from day 1 and yes, any pose is easier with a kiss from Lulu!

 Days 3 and 4 included a straight arm plank and a bent arm plank.  My recent dedication to twice a week yoga made the planks an easy pose for me.  Hard to believe that a year ago I would have barely gotten to 45 seconds on any type of plank.  Today, Day 5 was a variation on plank with a knee to elbow lift.  I took this one outside since we finally had a beautiful day here and it just sounded fun to try this move poolside!

Knee to Elbow, Day 5

There is still time to join Kat's #AugustCoreFocus.  Sign up on her blog and join in the fun.  Have you ever done a month long internet challenge?
(Pam)

8 comments:

  1. Y'all have inspired me. THanks for the post checking it out now!

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    1. Julie, It is definitely worth it to try something new! Le us know how it goes.

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  2. awesomesauce girlie! So proud of you! Keep it up! About a week in!

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    1. Thanks Kat! Amazing how something on the internet can increase your motivation!

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  3. Perfect timing - I need to get back to some serious strength training!

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    1. Go for it Lauren. It is more fun knowing other people are doing the same challenge!

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  4. I'm loving this challenge! I will say that the knee to elbow yesterday was tough for me!

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    1. Agree Mindy. The knee to elbow has been the hardest one so far.

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