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September 17, 2012
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Huddle Up! Here’s week two of a 4-week plan to meet the goals you’ve sent in so far:

1. Run 1 mile without stopping – if you are training for a 5K you would take 8 weeks at this pace!

2. Develop arm strength

3. Develop stomach strength

4. Get ready for basketball! You can do this general plan for overall strength! You can also practice iTwixie Basketball Drills for Better Skills to target your basketball skills :)

This week, do this! We’ll have more for you next week!

Run a Mile: Week 2

Day 1: Walk for 20 minutes 
Day 2: Walk for 16 minutes, run for 4 minutes 
Day 3: Walk for 16 minutes, run for 4 minutes 
Day 4: Walk for 20 minutes
Day 5: Walk for 14 minutes, run for 6 minutes 
Day 6: Walk for 16 minutes
Day 7: Enjoy your day! 

Develop Arm Strength: Week 2 Dips

  1. Try Dips again! Here’s how: Position yourself between the chairs, supporting your weight on your hands and with your feet out in front of you.
  2. Slowly lower yourself until your upper arms are parallel to the seat of the chairs
  3. Hold in lower position before pushing back up until your arms are fully extended again.
  4. You did it! Now do 3 sets of 12 dips.
  5. Try doing these 3 days this week.

Develop Stomach Strength: Week 2 Side Plank

1. Lie on your left side with your elbow directly beneath your shoulder and legs stacked. Place your right hand on your left shoulder or on your right hip.

2. Brace your abs and lift your hips off the floor until you’re balancing on your forearm and feet so that your body forms a diagonal line. Hold for 20 seconds. If you can’t hold that long, stay up as long as you can and then repeat until you’ve held for 20 seconds total. Switch sides.

3. Try doing these 3 days this week.

iTwixie Girls are amazing! Tell us how you feel, all week long!


Special thanks to running.about.com, topendsports.com, and shape.com

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