Five Pack-A-Punch Core Exercises For Triathletes

Plank With Kicks

Reps: 15 each leg

A plank is good, but adding a dynamic movement is better. Hold a normal plank (on your elbows or hands), and alternate lifting your legs behind you, focusing on using your glute muscles.

Rowboats

Reps: 15 each side

With your elbows behind your head, alternate flutter kicks with legs straight and never touching the ground.

Flutter Kicks

Reps: 15 each side

With your elbows behind your head, alternate flutter kicks with legs straight and never touching the ground.

Plank With Knee Drive

Reps: 15 each leg

Hold a plank on your hands, and bring your knee to meet the opposite elbow, alternating legs. (Variation: Bring knee to meet outside elbow.)

Side Plank With rotation

Reps: 15 each leg

Hold a plank on your hands, and bring your knee to meet the opposite elbow, alternating legs. (Variation: Bring knee to meet outside elbow.)

Need a creative departure from your typical ab routine? Try these five pack-a-punch core exercises.

It’s easy to neglect your ab work when you have three sports to worry about, but a strong core can improve your swim, bike and run form and allow your other muscles to function at their best. Try this five-movement routine a few times a week to build a stronger foundation.

Photos by Oliver Baker

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