Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Unlocking The Core And Olympic Standings

First up, the first round of the olympic contest has ended.  Here are the scores.  Please let me know if you see an error.  France really screwed things up for everyone, but congrats to SarahO for getting Australia correct!

Eventing Standings

Person Gold Silver Bronze Total
Actual France Germany Australia
$900FBPony Germany USA Great Britain      5
Kaity Great Britain New Zealand Germany      5
Bee Tea Germany Great Britian USA       5
Codex Dressage Germany Great Britian USA      5
Olivia Germany New Zealand USA      5
Stephanie Hammer New Zealand Australia USA      5
Apitts Germany Great Britian New Zealand       5
LoveLaughRide Germany Great Britian New Zealand      5
Leah Strid Germany Great Britian New Zealand      5
SarahO Canada Netherlands Australia    20
Carly Germany Great Britian New Zealand      5
AGiftHorse Germany USA Canada      5
L.Williams Germany New Zealand Great Britain      5
JulesAtTheBarn Germany Great Britian New Zealand      5

On to the pony business.  Since I am finally getting Stinker working correctly and he is willing to play ball with me, I have started focusing more on me.  Making extra sure that I am well balanced and have my legs under me.  Trying to get my rouge right arm under control.  I don't know what is up with it, but it will not stay by my side.  Left elbow is fine, but the right wants to wave out there and do I don't know what.  Along this same line I am really working on improving our transitions and having them come totally from the seat and core.

More cookies for me and less for you!

That darn core is always sneaking up on me.  I have decent core strength, but between using it to maintain the small trot and using it more for transitions, I am realizing I still have a ways to go.  I have had multiple days where I have been sore, which is good because I am using it.  But on the other hand I need to up my game a bit.  So what are your favorite exercises to build up your core strength?

15 comments:

  1. Ugh I'm so bummed I missed the contest (not for lack of talking about it but talk is cheap right?). Anyway for core exercises I think evention tv did a good video for quick exercises that can be done around the barn

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  2. The annoying part is that I waffled a lot between GB and France and ultimately went with GB. Whoops.

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    1. I was actually really surprised that no one had picked them. I didn't really even consider them to be honest.

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  3. I am going to be eagerly stalking the comments of this post for core exercises, as this topic (and my lack of strength) came up in my lesson last night! :)

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    1. Sometimes I wonder if it's even possible to have enough. More is always needed. More core more leg forever and always

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  4. So as much as I would like to be a winner, I have to do the honest thing here and point out that Canada/Netherlands/Australia were my picks for Show Jumping, not Eventing (I just went back and double checked my entry). For Eventing I put down Canada/Ireland/Brazil, so that officially moves me from first place to last place =-P

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    1. Well damn. I tried for you ;)
      I'll get that fixed.

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  5. Damn its a million way tie for second!

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    1. Yeah, I'm hoping that dressage and show jumping will shake things up a bit.

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  6. Sheesh we're all tied for last. As for core, exercises, I find sitting on a ball chair at work helps a lot. That and lots of sitting trot/bareback work.

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    1. I actually made a mistake on that one, so everyone except one is tied for first.
      I'll have to actually get my exercise ball out. I had kind of forgotten it. Thanks :)

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  7. Haha we're all such winners.
    My secret to a strong core is...cleaning 24 stalls 3 days a week. Srsly. It does wonders.

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    1. After 8 months, my core is probably the strongest it's ever been ;)

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