Atoq wrote:I am also walking a lot on ice and and snow and totally agree about how important is to have good core muscles. Especially when I walk the dog, although I let him free a soon as it is safe. Today it was really nice outside, have a quick and nice recovery from your fall!
We had 4-5 inches of snow last night but it will be low-40s today, high-40s tomorrow, low-60s on Tuesday and low-70s on Wednesday. I am looking forward to those temperatures to get out and walk outside.
BTW, your reference to planks - I just do the regular ones. I have tried extended planks and would need to work up to those. I tried a star plank once and could hold it for about two seconds. My favorite place to do planks is in my office. Before cancer, I would do pushups, mountain climbers, all kinds of abs things and my stretching routines. That was when I got in at 5 AM though - I don't like an audience. We have a classroom where I can do it too but it's a long walk. In the office, I can work on something, take a two to ten minute break to do things and then continue on with work.
I got my five miles in and some flexibility and a moderate amount of strength training in. I didn't get to do the barbell stuff though. I was tired a lot yesterday and I reviewed my food log and didn't get in enough calories ("duh").