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.

18. PB A-Z Drill

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18. PB A-Z Drill

Start in a plank position with your elbows resting on a physioball and your feet on the ground behind you. Push down through your forearms into the ball, then slowly spell your name, mimicking the motion of writing each letter with your clasped hands.

Reps: As many letters as are in your name. If your name is short, up the challenge by adding a longer word, like "pumpernickel."

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Start in a plank position with your elbows resting on a physioball and your feet on the ground behind you. Push down through your forearms into the ball, then slowly spell your name, mimicking the motion of writing each letter with your clasped hands.

Reps: As many letters as are in your name. If your name is short, up the challenge by adding a longer word, like "pumpernickel."


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