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Too Early to Quit

It’s always too early to quit.
— Norman Vincent Peale

Yesterday, we took our first step in the Swimsuit Season Countdown and wrote down our goals. My goal is to "have better self-control over the weekend." Before I retired from sport, I always had hours of training to keep me in check over the weekend, now I tend to ruin all of my week's hard work between Saturday morning and Sunday evening! Steve's goal is more specific. He chose to "improve his running pace to pre knee surgery pace." Both of our goals are tough, but realistic. What is your goal?

Small Change #2- Add an extra 5-10 minutes to your workout

This small change will most assuredly lead to big results! I am a firm believer in going the extra mile, pushing the limit, never quitting too early. So, add a few extra reps, run another lap, or my favorite, throw in a burnout! Whatever you do, don't quit! 

Today's video just happens to be one of my favorite burnouts! This additional 6 minutes will have you flaunting your abs this summer! You GET what you GIVE!

"Plank Plus" Burnout

Perform each exercise without rest:

  • 1 minute plank
  • 30 seconds plank bird dog
  • 1 minute right side plank
  • 30 seconds side plank abductor
  • 1 minute left side plank
  • 30 seconds side plank abductor
  • 1 minute dying cockroach
  • 30 seconds hollow rock