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The lets motivate each other to do our strength and core work thread...

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Sep 2014
8:08am, 30 Sep 2014
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I bought some kettlebells :-) They were on sale in Sainsburys so I thought I'd give them a go.
Sep 2014
8:48am, 30 Sep 2014
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I'm always a bit nervous about using kettlebells. The way you see some folk swinging them about, looks like a recipe for back problems, joint problems, or just braining someone walking nearby! I'm sure used properly they're great though.

Bodypump last night. Bit woosy on the weights, but it's about the core, right? And did 60 situps, 60s plank, 60s side plank x2, all with twists and raises too. And foam roller and lots of stretches, which really is the bit I need to keep doing to avoid stiffening up and muscle/joint problems. Pilates tonight, yay! :-) G
Sep 2014
10:57am, 30 Sep 2014
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I think you're right :)G, I had to do a bit of a search before I found a suitable workout which didn't have too much swinging around (my spare room is very small!) and one that concentrated on mainly core.

This is a nice little routine to start off with, although the last exercise is very hard!
Sep 2014
1:11pm, 30 Sep 2014
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Ouch! Certainly, the PTs at the gym have got everyone doing it (everyone on private training, that is! No class for it though - do you get Kettlebell classes?) :-) G
Sep 2014
1:13pm, 30 Sep 2014
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Exactly like that, Rosehip.

Sep 2014
1:15pm, 30 Sep 2014
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You do kettlebells outside in case the bell slips from you grasp and demolishes a wall on its bid for freedom.
Sep 2014
1:19pm, 30 Sep 2014
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(that video) looks like those moves could be done with a small hand weight to start with hard enough for me at least!
Sep 2014
5:16pm, 30 Sep 2014
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Interesting kettleball vid.
Thanks Lil
Sep 2014
6:29pm, 30 Sep 2014
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Gizzard Puke
Hi, haven't been around for a while been busy. Currently working through the strength/strength-speed/speed-strength continuum. Moved on to strength-speed/strength block this week splitting upper body & lower body into separate days. Yesterday was lower body so power cleans, high hip kettlebell swings, stiff leg deadlifts, front squats and lunges. Today was upper body so speed bench press, push press, snatch grip high pulls, kettlebell press, pull ups and curls. Tomorrow is a rest day, thank goodness.
Sep 2014
7:19pm, 30 Sep 2014
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Red Squirrel
Hi Giz - I was wondering where you were yesterday.

We add 15 seconds to our plank each Sunday. We're up to 2 mins at the mo'.

About This Thread

Maintained by The Terminator
This is the place to motivate, share ideas and plans and tell us success stories regards improvements in your running and day to day life as a result of your strength and core work.

Pfitzinger's core conditioning for runners -

Beginner Triathlete Hard Core Exercises -

Physio room core strengthening programme -

Runner's World basic strength moves -

Dynamic stretching exercises (Warm up) -

Static stretching exercises (Cool down) -

5 pilates beginners exercises to try -

10 min pilates abs workout on this page of the thread -

20 minute killer core workout on this page of the thread -

Man maker kettlebell workout on this page of the thread -

10 minute ab workout on this page of the thread-

Beginners Pilates workout on this page of the thread -

Standing Core exercises -

10 minute core work out cyclists:,0

Mo farah and Galen Rupp stability routine -

Core H ten minute plan on this page of the thread -

10 minute pilates abs workout on this page of the thread

Standing core workout

200 sit up challenge

Jillian MIchaels Six week six pack workout level one, 30 day shred level 1, 2 and 3 on this page

Kettlebell core exercises on this page of the thread

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