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10 minute plank workout

by Heather

Hello!  How’s your Thursday going?  I’m feeling a bit tired today (what’s new? 😉 ), but other than that feeling great.  I got to sleep in a bit, thanks to Hunter’s late wake up, which was a super special treat.  Two classes done for the day and now a super special treat to share with all of you!  Don’t you like super special treats?  I know I do.

This treat is in the form of a workout, yay!  A simple 10 minute plank workout that will leave your muscles shaking (abs, glutes, shoulders, chest, arms… everything).  You’ll want to stop at the half way point, but try to push through to the end!  Even if it means taking a couple breaks, every time you do this workout, you’ll get stronger and take less and less breaks.

I added it to the wall of workouts slowing growing at one of the gyms I teach at, which is why you get it in hand written form today.  🙂


Of course, the day I added it to the wall I made my class do it, although we only had enough time at the end of class for half of it, boo.   You’re only actually working for 9 minutes, but before you repeat it, give your muscles a 1 minute break, then run through all of them again.

I hope you like it!  Let me know if you have any questions about any of the plank variations (like how to do them).

What’s your favorite way to plank?


PS: Want more planks? Check out this post!



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Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart November 21, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Love Planks…(Kinda!) Question though, do the high planks (on hands) work different muscles then the low planks (on elbows) If so which ones and which plank is better to do?

Fit Mama November 21, 2013 - 5:42 pm

They pretty much work the same muscles, but one may feel more difficulty than the other and will challenge your core more. I found I was mostly doing planks on my hands, so then doing them on my elbows seemed harder and made me use my entire core more to keep my body in a straight line. So is one better? I don’t think so, they are both good! But my current fav choice of the two is on elbows, and especially if your wrists bother you, go onto your elbows.

Rachel Martin November 22, 2013 - 6:04 am

Looks challenging! Thank you for the idea. Could you clarify the knees to elbows one?

Fit Mama November 22, 2013 - 8:04 am

You’re welcome Rachel. In a low plank, you’re going to take your knee to the outside of your body towards your elbow, so right knee towards right elbow. Like this video, except alternating sides each time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz0lUuL87lg

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