Resetting and Cross Training
I’ll be keeping up with my usual cross training activities, which I realize I hardly ever blog about! I’m going to try to be more diligent about sharing my workouts. I’m writing up a post about all of the activities I like doing and I think I’ll have it ready for tomorrow. I’m sure you’re waiting at the edge of your seat ;).
This week and next I’m in a “reset” training period where my running will be easy and mileage will be low so it’s the perfect time for me to talk about XT!
On Monday I did a mini upper body workout followed by Lauren’s 10 Minute Plank Workout.
Mini Upper Body Workout:
- Chest press 5 x 10 using 25lb dumbbells
- Shoulder press 5 x 10 using 20lb dumbbells
- Bent Over Rows 5 x 10 using a 25lb dumbbell
- Lat pull down machine 5 x 10 @ 60lbs
I usually put a little more oomph into this workout and add a few other moves, but I had a killer sinus headache and just wanted to wrap it up.
Modified 10 Minute Plank Workout:
If you have great core strength, here’s what Lauren’s 10 minute Plank Workout looks like:
(If you’re not sure what each move looks like, you can check out pics HERE.)
I’ve just recently ventured into different types of planks. Up until a couple of weeks ago the only type I had ever done was the forearm plank.
What I’ve learned recently is that side planks are hard and humbling!
Here’s how I modified the plank workout for myself:
- 1 minute forearm plank
- 20 second side plank (right)
- 20 second side plank (left) <– so much harder
- 1:30 push-up plank
- 1:30 superman
I repeated that formula twice, adding on a little extra time to the push-up plank and superman since I subtracted time from the side planks.
If you give this plank workout a try I can promise you’ll be feeling the burn!
Yesterday I woke up with sore legs and a sore core thanks to the race and those planks!
I really wanted to shake out my legs, so I headed down to the beach and did four easy miles. I felt so much better by the end of the run!
I hope you had a great run yesterday too!
What type of cross training do you like to do most?
How long can you hold a side plank?!