Planking Does A Body Good!

It’s my favorite way to strengthen my abs and core.

So I plank daily (#plankaday)

Here’s a 5 minute plank workout that I’m doing tonight.

Try it!

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Anyone who knows me can you tell you how much I love to plank. It’s my number one go to ab exercise and I do it daily. I always try to do different variations so when I found this infographic, I thought it would be perfect for my blog. So start strengthening your abs and core with these five exercises:
1. Plank with leg lifts: hold for 60-90 seconds. Repeat 5x

2. Elevated plank: hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 10x

3. Stability ball mountain climbers: Do 10-12 reps.

4. Side plank with knee tuck: hold for 45 seconds then repeat on the other side.

5. Side plank with a row: you can attach a resistance band around the leg of your bed or a sturdy chair. Do 20-25 reps then repeat on the other side.

This routine is tough so take your time and pace yourself. You can reduce the number of reps and work your way up. If you do this routine 2-3x a week for a month, you’ll different feel and see the difference in your mid section. It’ll help you perform better when running and/or working out.

Happy Planking!

My favorite view! I give a little more a attention to my abs on Tuesdays, and today’s post-run workout consisted of a two-minute plank, 50 vertical leg crunches, forty Russian twists, 35 leg lifts, 20 sit-ups, and 50 bicycles. Ouch, but that’ll help my running form and yoga both. I also did 20 squats, 30 side lunges, 15 wall push ups (remember I’m bottom heavy! haha), and 15 tricep dips. This was a great workout, like one of those where you see results instantly!


Back on track!!  After a long “break”, I’m back to my 92 day challenge. I’ve missed quite a few days of it but I can only keep going. There have been some challenges that I allowed to get in the way of my progress.  Instead of pushing thru, I gave in.  But today, I put my big girl pants back on and now I’m back at it again!  Spring is in 105 more days/Summer is in 137 more days!  No time to waste!!