Happy Workout Wednesday and Happy July 1st everyone! I hope you guys are ready for a great workout because it’s time to strengthen your core!
Today we want to share with you our favorite Plank Workout! Planks are an awesome and effective way to target the abdominals. As your abdominal muscles get stronger, you’ll burn even more fat, giving you a nice toned midsection. It’ll even improve your flexibility! It’s definitely one of GetFitNow’s go-to core exercises! Plus, there are so many variations you can do!
These plank exercises will help get you that toned stomach while also improving your balance and posture.
Let’s get started!
1. Beginner Plank
For modification, you can start off with your knees on the ground, but make sure your back is still straight. Then, slowly work your way up! Do this plank for about 30 seconds. If you can, try to go for a minute straight!
2. Side Plank
Again, for modification, you can do this plank on your knees as well until you can work your way up 🙂
Do this plank for about 30 seconds each side.
3. Side Plank with a Hip Dip
1-2-3 = one side plank with a hip dip, so try to do as many as you in 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side. These are also great for the obliques!
4. Plank Push-Up
These can be a bit hard but just try to do as many as you can. You’ll definitely start to feel this in your arms but keep going! Make sure to switch up which arms you push up on every time. 1 minute and then a 10 second break until the next exercise!
5. Side Plank with a Side Reach
So you’re going to reach over to one side when you’re in the side plank position while still keeping your leg and arms stable and then reaching back out and up. Do as many side reaches as you can in 30 seconds and repeat on the other side. If at anytime you feel tired, you can modify by going down to your knees (still keeping a straight body incline), but just make sure you keep it symmetrical and do the other side for the same amount of time in each variation.
We really hope you enjoyed this exercise!
For more exercises and workouts, make sure to check our other blog posts. Also, start your workout with a proper warm-up each time to help prepare your muscles for the intense workout ahead. Do this Warm-Up before every workout to get you pumped up and ready!
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The GetFitNow Team