As I work through my calf setback, I have been spending more time working on the core area. Why? I have (had) no idea!  Coincidence?  Maybe? Sure, I have always kept the midsection involved in the routine consistently, but over the past few months I have tripled my efforts.  Is my posture getting better? I think so… maybe a coincidence?  I used to have a nagging, lower-back ache that would sneak in occasionally…coincidence. Where did the little pest go?

Two solid core exercises:

Bicycle Crunches – Fit in 4 one minute sets and the burn will set in!

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Planks -  work in 3 or 4 one minute holds!

plank

Do a few sets during the commercials :) …time to work the core!

Is it all a bunch of coincidences, or possibly an increase in core activity is part of a healthy solution!

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