30 day ab challenge

Us runners tend to neglect our upper bodies and core strength but creating more balanced, overall strength can not only improve our running but also help avoid injuries. Along with drills and stretches, also combining some upper body work with our running is therefore something we should probably be doing. Therefore, Here is a simple 30-day ‘ab’ challenge which uses progressive load to improve our core strength. It’s not the ‘perfect’ workout by any means and certainly doesn’t cover all your upper body muscle groups, however, it’s a start. And in this simple format it’s something that a lot of us should be able to combine into our daily schedule without too much upheaval or commitment.

As always, please make sure you’re fit, healthy and physically able to complete any exercise program before you start. If you’re in any doubt, please consult your doctor first – it’s what they’re there for!

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