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Time to Rock Your Core with #HolidaySweat

Time to Rock Your Core with #HolidaySweat

Last week the Holiday Sweat challenge began, and I set a goal to exercise for 700 minutes! I didn’t quite meet my goal, because part of those minutes included my fitness classes that I teach, and one of them was cancelled. I also had planned to attend an extra PiYo class on Saturday, but I ended up cleaning house and hanging out with my family instead. Maybe I could count scrubbing bathrooms in my minutes? Haha, I’m sure I burned calories!

TIME TO SWEAT
TIME TO SWEAT

This week, I plan to exercise 600 minutes. Here’s the breakdown.

  • Monday – Insanity 60 minutes, PiYo 30 minutes
  • Tuesday – PiYo 60 minutes, run 20 minutes
  • Wednesday – Spin 60 minutes, Insanity 60 minutes
  • Thursday – Insanity 60 minutes, strength 30 minutes
  • Friday – Spin 60 minutes, Insanity 60 minutes
  • Saturday – Insanity 60 minutes
  • Sunday – Run 10 minutes, Yoga 30 minutes

Most of those are classes I teach, plus prep at home. I’d love to add in more running, but my knees have not been very happy with me lately. I wonder if my vitamin D has dropped again, causing some joint pain. I need to get it together because I plan to start The Master’s Hammer and Chisel on December 1st!

ROCK YOUR CORE

I’m not one to add in a bunch of core exercises at the end of my workouts, because my exercise routine involves a lot of core work that is embedded into the moves. INSANITY, P90X, and PiYo all have a block specifically for abs and core, but really you’re working your core the whole time.

However, I do have some goals for my core strength, as well as some all-time favorite moves. I’m working on improving my balance and core strength so I can perfect my yoga headstand (so far it’s a fail, as you can see in this video). I’d love to be able to maintain an arm balancing pose like the eight angle pose or the flying crow!

I’ll be practicing my headstand moves this week, and incorporating some of these exercises that I love.

Oblique Knee Pushups
Oblique Knee Pushups
Reverse Plank with a Knee Lift
Reverse Plank with a Knee Lift
Weighted Side Plank
Weighted Side Plank

Are you joining #HolidaySweat this week? What core work are you doing or what is your favorite core exercise?

<3
Amanda



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