One thing I've learned from a cracked rib.

Last week I cracked a rib. Thankfully it's not too severe and with some curtailed activities, it ought be healed in 2 - 3 weeks. 

What a reminder of the importance of core training! We can't twist, bend, push, lean, run, bike, or ride the bus or even breathe-deeply without using our torso. 

It emphasizes the value of core training for everyone, whatever the sport. 

What are your favorite ways to strengthen your core? 

I wish I could do the Daily Dozen today. I did manage the plank and that felt good. 

Here are some Fit By Nature pics of my friend, Wendy, as she demonstrates three different plank versions. Below is an exercise physiology diagram outlining the muscles used. 

How long can you comfortably remain the plank position? 30 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 or more? 


John Colver

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