I Tried 10 Abs Moves In 10 Minutes To Improve My Running

Woman performs leg lower abs exercise at home

An abs workout with no planks? Sign me up. And only 10 minutes long? Even better. Abs workouts are my least favorite way to exercise, but as a runner, I want to reap all the benefits of a strong core: more efficient running mechanics, improved mobility and stability and better posture. I also want to improve my all-round strength, so I’ve made a promise to myself to stop skipping abs workouts.

This week’s core cruncher of choice comes from personal trainer Roxanne Russell. It has a lower abs focus with 10 exercises and no equipment needed. The lower abs aren’t a separate muscle group in the core, but the lower portion of the rectus abdominis muscle. Spoiler alert: there may not be any planks, but the movements are still challenging. Lower ab muscles are hard to work and easy to fatigue. Watch Roxanne Russell’s lower abs workout to see what’s in store.

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