Plank me

I have very specific fitness goals. One of them is to get this plank looking more like a straight line and less like something, well, less straight. I want to bring my bottom up and have my arms be able to take more of my weight.

With this angle I look better, and you can see just how hard I am working my looking at my neck. But I want to be able to lower myself even further and have my arms support me without shaking and crying in pain. I am lifting weights and can get lower when I try to do a push up so I am progressing (yay!).

Basically it all comes down to my arms and core. From the shape of my legs you can see that my core isn’t strong enough to create a straight line and this is something I am definitely working on. I have wanted a firmer and stronger core for years and even though I am stronger than I have ever been, I want to improve.

These are two goals I am working on. Running helps so much but I need to add more specific core training and more weight training. Frankly, summer is the best time to try!

Also, I can’t get over how much I love these leggings. They are perfect for long Winter runs so after my very short HIT workout in the sunshine filled garden I was dripping in sweat, but they are incredibly comfortable and just make me smile.

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  1. AngelinaFitness 4th August 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Keep working it at! Some things I tell girls in my classes w the same goal are to focus on pulling your bellybutton in towards your spine, also its amazing how squeezing your inner thighs & glutes can help, and try w knees down (or one knee) until you can hold that w nice form for a min or so. Focusing on sliding your shoulder blades down your back and your BREATH helps so much, too 🙂 good luck with your goals!

    • Rosh 4th August 2015 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much! That is amazing advice. I am definitely going to take full advantage of your wisdom – thank you!

  2. Anne Nicole (nutrientdensecowgirl) 4th August 2015 / 4:09 pm

    I love how you have very specific goals in mind. taking pics is a great way to track this progress. I plank everyday! And those leggings are awesome! what brand are they?

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