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.

21. Rotating Planks

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21. Rotating Planks

Start in a side plank with your elbow on the ground directly beneath your shoulder and your feet together. Extend your upper arm toward the ceiling, then slowly rotate your torso to bring that arm around the front of your body, eventually pointing the hand behind you underneath your torso. Reverse the motion to return to the starting position. Keep your hips high and your core engaged throughout the movement.

Reps: 10 each side

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Start in a side plank with your elbow on the ground directly beneath your shoulder and your feet together. Extend your upper arm toward the ceiling, then slowly rotate your torso to bring that arm around the front of your body, eventually pointing the hand behind you underneath your torso. Reverse the motion to return to the starting position. Keep your hips high and your core engaged throughout the movement.

Reps: 10 each side


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