Plank Challenge Day 1: Two New Moves For A Total-Body Workout

Written by Laura McDonald

Here are two variations of the standard plank that will work your upper body, core, legs, and butt. Do 8 to 12 reps of each move, take a quick break, and repeat the sequence two or three more times. You can do this routine anywhere. Always make sure to check with your doctor before beginning any new routine.

1. Plank Side Taps

Come to a plank position with your wrists underneath your shoulders and elevate your legs on a sturdy chair, bench, or step. Get on those toes and keep your back as flat as possible and abs zipped up tight.

Lengthen through as you stretch one leg out to the side at a time, tapping the ground. Perform 8-12 reps.

2. Plank Cross Abs

From the above plank position, take the right knee in across the body toward the left elbow, then the left knee in across the body toward the right elbow. Perform 8-12 reps. Repeat entire sequence a few times.

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