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.

6. Walking Plank

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6. Walking Plank

Come to a plank position with your core engaged, elbows placed directly underneath your shoulders and forearms on the ground. Lift your right arm and move it a few inches to the right, then do the same with your right leg. Move your left arm to your right, then your left leg. By now your entire body will have moved a few inches to the right. Continue "walking" your plank in this way until you've moved about 10 feet. Then switch directions.

Reps/Distance: 10 feet in each direction

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Come to a plank position with your core engaged, elbows placed directly underneath your shoulders and forearms on the ground. Lift your right arm and move it a few inches to the right, then do the same with your right leg. Move your left arm to your right, then your left leg. By now your entire body will have moved a few inches to the right. Continue "walking" your plank in this way until you've moved about 10 feet. Then switch directions.

Reps/Distance: 10 feet in each direction


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