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February Fitness Challenge

Guess what?

It’s a new challenge month!

We are back to a core challenge. This time we are working up to holding Boat Pose for 5 minutes!

In the download there are some modifications. Do what is best for your body, need to bend your knees? Put your hands back? All good. Just make sure to keep back straight and core engaged.

boatpose

Want the PDF version? Get it here —>boatpose

 

Just. Keep. Running.

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Dawn Marie

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30 Day Push-Up Challenge

So I really want to start doing more push-ups. If there is one thing that is lacking in my exercise routine it is upper body strength training.  I don’t have equipment at home, so doing push-ups is a great at home work out.

For January me and my coworker decided we would start our challenge the Monday after New Years, which was is today (Jan 2), and that made it a 30 day challenge instead of a 31 day challenge.

We will do push-ups everyday with one rest day on the weekend, I have picked Sunday as my rest day, but if you want Saturday to be your rest day that is ok too. Normally I wouldn’t have rest days for something like this, but those Planksmas kids asked for it…..

We increase our push-ups and after doing 10 I have split them by adding planks in between sets. For me this breaks up the repetition of just doing push-ups over and over again.

On the 30th day you have a choice of doing all 50 at once or doing 25:25 with a plank in between.

So here is your schedule.

2012 One-Month Basic Calendar (any year)

Download it, print it, mark off your days. Have fun!

Want the PDF version? Get it here —>push-ups

 

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Dawn Marie

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Planking Challenge

Our Planksmas has come to an end.

After 25 days we were all able to complete the 5 min plank.

Since it was Christmas we were all tasked to compete the plank on our own and then on Dec 27, when we were all back at work we would do it again.

Some thought it wouldn’t be possible to hold a plank for 5 minutes, but we did it.

Here are some of the pictures I posted of us planking:

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Come January we will be starting a push-ups challenge if you would like to join me I will post the schedule on Jan 2. It’s a 30 day challenge, and since Jan 1 is on a Sun, we decided to start the Mon we all come back to work together.

I hope you all found planking as great as I did and see you in January!

 

Just. Keep. Running.

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Dawn Marie

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Merry Planksmas

So here it is Dec 1st and my coworker and I were about to participate in our bi-weekly squatting to the Sally song at work, when she realized her attire wasn’t squatting appropriate. So we decided to do some up-up-down-downs instead of squatting, during the down hold we held a plank.

During lunch we talked about doing planks more and someone mentioned hearing of “Planksgiving” where you do planks everyday leading up to Thanksgiving.  But we already passed Thanksgiving….so we decided to do some planks leading up to Christmas.

We started celebrating Planksmas that very day.

planksmas

I made this graphic to mark off the days for planking. Also, you can really start it at anytime. We started on the 1st, leading us to finish on Christmas, but really the point is to work up to the 5 min plank.

So download it, print it and start planking today!

And follow my running Instagram account to see our progress! @BombshellRunner

Just. Keep. Running.

Want to find out what is on my race calendar?  Check out my list.

Dawn Marie

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