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.

8. Med Ball PB Reach-Outs

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8. Med Ball PB Reach-Outs

Place your feet flat on a wall behind you, toes pointing to the floor, and lie your belly overtop a physioball, holding a medicine ball at your chest. Straighten your back to lift your torso off the ball, keeping the med ball close to your chest as you move. When your back is fully straight, extend your arms to lift the med ball away from your chest. Hold for a second, then lower the weight and reverse the movement until you reach the starting position.

Reps: 10

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Place your feet flat on a wall behind you, toes pointing to the floor, and lie your belly overtop a physioball, holding a medicine ball at your chest. Straighten your back to lift your torso off the ball, keeping the med ball close to your chest as you move. When your back is fully straight, extend your arms to lift the med ball away from your chest. Hold for a second, then lower the weight and reverse the movement until you reach the starting position.

Reps: 10


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