For last week’s workout, I added in an awesome variation for planks. It got me feeling creative in the core department. Plus, Zak and I just booked a vaca to Punta Cana in a month, so why not focus on the core for today’s workout?
Check out my Pinterest-Personal Health & Fitness page to see visuals on how to perform these exercises. Oh, and you should follow me on Pinterest, cause I spend way too much time pinning healthy recipes, workouts, and cute outfits galore. (Wait, is that a thing? Too much time on Pinterest? Nah.)
This workout is perfect for when you need to fit a quick sweat-session into your crazy, hectic schedule. All the plank variations will challenge you but also keeps the workout fun.
Plank up-downs: Starting in standard plank position, lower your right elbow to the floor, followed by your left. Next, push back up to your hands, right arm first followed by the left. This is one rep.
Shoulder touch planks: From the standard plank position, place the majority of your weight in your left arm. Lift your right arm, touching your left shoulder. Lower right arm to the floor. Repeat with your left arm. This is one rep.
Alternating leg raise plank: Starting in a plank from your elbows, keep your core tight. Lift your right leg from the ground, holding for 1-2 seconds. Lower leg and repeat with left leg. This is one rep.
Plank jacks: Starting in standard plank position, with feet together, keep core tight. Jump both feet outwards. Jump both feet back together. Be sure to keep your core tight through the entire movement. Try to not raise or let your hips dip more than the movement requires.
Alternating knee-to-elbow planks: Begin in the standard plank position. Raise your right arm and left leg from the ground. Slowly, and with control, bring them to meet beneath your body. Lower right arm and left leg to the floor. Repeat with opposite sides This is one rep.
Do you have any vacations planned for summer?
What’s your fav or least fav plank variation?