Test Your Strength With this Insane Plank Challenge Workout!

Hi Friends!!

Plank challenges are all the rage lately, especially with New Years Resolutions on the line. And, if you know me, I never saw a plank exercise that I didn’t love!

What’s so great about planks? Well!

  • They can be done anywhere
  • They can challenge your entire body (with the right add ons)
  • You can modify the move so that it’s just right for your fitness level

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If you’ve been there and done that with a simple plank hold, check out my video below to seriously step your planks up to the next level! What you’ll be doing is a 2 minute plank hold with some “balance challenges” thrown in to challenge your core strength, arms, glutes–all while trying not to tip over. I would not recommend that you perform these moves outside on a windy day! (Do these moves and MORE with me at A.M. LIFT strength conditioning class in DC!)

What you’ll need:

  • A clear space
  • A timer
  • Sheer willpower

What you’ll be doing:

  • Holding a plank for two minutes
  • Every 10 seconds or so, add on a 3 second lift: one arm, one leg, or one arm AND one leg
  • During each lift, try not to rotate your hips to force your core to keep you steady
  • All moves can be done on hands and knees if you need a modification or a short break

Are you ready? Click on the video below to join me for a killer plank workout! Enjoy!

Let me know how you like this workout!

Until next time,

Keep it moving!

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Copyright  | GetFitLikeThat  | February 2016

Comments 17

  1. February 24, 2016

    Oh planks, I love to hate them!

  2. February 24, 2016

    Nice demo! I need to do more planks.

  3. February 24, 2016

    Killer workout indeed! I enjoy doing planks but it seems like they’ve been getting harder to do instead of easier! I like adding the balance since that is an area of weakness for me!

  4. February 24, 2016

    Oh my! That is a challenge all right! I start to have lower back soreness after one minute… I wonder if I could build up to this?

    1. Sharita Fit
      March 26, 2016

      I think you could definitely work up to this and use some modifications on your hands and knees. You can still focus your energy on your core and reap all the benefits in a modified pose!

  5. February 24, 2016

    Ooooh this sounds awesome! Love me some plank!

  6. February 24, 2016

    I like your tips on form so important! 2 min will just fly by 🙂

  7. February 24, 2016

    Killer! The lifts burn.

  8. February 24, 2016

    This challenge is legit! I’ll have to give this a go during my workout tomorrow!

  9. February 24, 2016

    Oh, no, no, no! I do not like it! Or, more accurately, I would have a love/hate relationship with it! Great challenge!

  10. February 24, 2016

    Planks are one of those exercises that can be done almost anywhere, which makes most excuses for not doing them invalid.

  11. February 24, 2016

    Saving this for post-baby! I love planks for working my core and really my whole body!

    1. Sharita Fit
      March 26, 2016

      awesome!! best of luck you and your family!

  12. February 24, 2016

    I do love me some planks!

  13. RFC
    February 25, 2016

    ooohhh this looks killer! I’m going to try it on a client later today. Thanks for sharing!

  14. February 27, 2016

    Hi there Sharita, nice to see you trying new twists everytime with planks. I was here some weeks ago, about a month or so and you were doing something different for the glutes. I must say that I really admire your workouts. Thanks and keep up the great work.

    Cindy

    1. Sharita Fit
      March 26, 2016

      Wow thanks so much!! I will be back with more for sure!

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