I have beguna program to start strengthening my core. at hundred pushups.com there is a program I am trying. First thing to do is to test how many pushups in a row you can do in good form. I did 24. Next day, i started the program. 3X per week, I am training. Gotta say, yesterday being my first session, I am SORE.
More to come on that. I am also starting some plank exercises to strengthen my abs.
I gotta say, I do love a good set of visible abdominal muscles for just the asthetics of shirtlessness. Unfortunately, it lays for me underneath a layer of flab! This has a lot to do with my gene pool I climb out of, but I am not merely looking for the showiness of the squares on my stomach, I am looking to help my form remain pure through this pursuit of a sub 40 minute 10 k. My long runs have caused my core to show their true weaknesses and as much as I have resisted, I am hoping to tackle this as a complete plan for speeding up without getting injured. I will also be employing the Wii Fit yoga poses to make it more fun, and to encourage my kids to participate.
So more to come on that too!