Glad to see you doing the core challenge. The real key to being successful is to be consistent. Doing a little something everyday adds up. If you have any questions let me know. Keep up the great work!
P.S. Nice job modifying the exercises to your own fitness level. It is better to modify and do it than give up because you couldn't do the exercise as shown.
hey, thanks for dropping by. I've always adapted. It's my nature to adapt.
seriously, when I was at my most fit a couple of years ago (still obese, but at 200 lbs, very close to being "just overweight" and in terrific shape) I was in a boot camp at the local athletic club...I took the advanced course, and simply did what I could. Found out: I could do 100 side hover/hip lifts. In a row. Without stopping.
But I could only run for about 45 seconds without having to stop and fast-walk...and it changed. i got to where I could run a mile without stopping...but never could get to where I was sprinting up the stairs with a 40 lb back pack, as some of the buff-bods in the boot camp were doing. I still did the class with the advanced people, though: They challenged me way beyond what I would have done on my own.
and btw, this morning, I did full on plank, for 10 sec, with trembling arms. ha!
So, speaking of this morning's routine:
1) knee to elbow: one minute, seated
2) criss cross: one minute, standing (it hurts my back to sit and twist)
3) bird dog: 15 repeats each side
4) Hover: full-on for 10 sec, then to knees for 20; then 10 full-on+20 knees
5) superman: 20 reps
6) side hover: 15 slow reps
7) Hover: for the second round of hover, I did 10 sec full on and then laid me down to rest. IOW, didn't finish a full minute
8 ) airplane: held it for one minute, no prob got laughed at by my 15 yr old girl
9) left side hover: 15 slow reps
today, i remembered nearly every time, to hold in my tummy while waiting at a red light. I want to go out and walk SO BAD but ankle is hurting.