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.

2. PB Walkouts

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2. PB Walkouts

Place your hands on a mat about shoulder-width apart and your shins overtop a physioball behind you. With your core engaged, slowly walk your hands backward. Keep your body in a straight line as the ball moves from your shin toward your torso. When the ball reaches your hips, pause, then walk your hands forward until the ball is underneath your shins again. That's one rep.

Reps: 10

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Place your hands on a mat about shoulder-width apart and your shins overtop a physioball behind you. With your core engaged, slowly walk your hands backward. Keep your body in a straight line as the ball moves from your shin toward your torso. When the ball reaches your hips, pause, then walk your hands forward until the ball is underneath your shins again. That's one rep.

Reps: 10


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