Four days a week, I hit the gym after work to do some light strength training and stretching. Tuesdays and Thursdays I focus on my lower body while Mondays and Tuesdays are a bit easier with just some general strength work. The one constant is finishing each gym session with some serious core work.
Last week, I saw this video of a great core exercise done by two lady marathoners who will be representing the U.S. in the Summer Olympics in London (starts on Friday!) The series of movements while planking on a swiss ball doesn’t seem too complicated or hard but I tried it and it was tough! Some days I need a break midway through all the moves, but if I’m lucky, on good days I can do it straight through and even come back for an encore. Although this simple exercise hurts so good, I’m glad to be able to incorporate it into my core routine. Check it out!