Olympic Runner Julie Culley's Core Workout

Olympic middle distance runner Julie Culley demonstrates a 26-move core workout designed to strengthen the abs and core without tiring the legs.

11. Perturbation Drill

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11. Perturbation Drill

Stand barefoot on one leg on an uneven surface, like half of a foam roller. Have a partner stand about 5 feet behind you, where you can't see him or her. Concentrate on maintaining your balance as your partner lightly tosses a physioball so that it strikes you in the back. Your partner should not warn you. The point is for you to stay upright when the unexpected happens.

Reps: 5-10 on each leg

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Stand barefoot on one leg on an uneven surface, like half of a foam roller. Have a partner stand about 5 feet behind you, where you can't see him or her. Concentrate on maintaining your balance as your partner lightly tosses a physioball so that it strikes you in the back. Your partner should not warn you. The point is for you to stay upright when the unexpected happens.

Reps: 5-10 on each leg


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