30 Day Plank Challenge Day 21 – Enjoy the Rest!

As we wrap up the third week in our 30 Day Plank Challenge you should be feeling pretty awesome. You've made it through some pretty intense days and you have a lot to be proud of so go ahead and brag and if you feel so inclined show off that strong and sexy core you have been working on. Tomorrow we turn up the heat once again and move into 1 minute planks! So enjoy today, get plenty of rest … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 15 – Crank up the Heat!

Today marks the half way point in our 30 day challenge! Congratulations for sticking with it and making it this far. What a way to kick off your healthy new year! You should be feeling strong and starting to see some nice definition in your abs. This week we crank things up a notch by increasing your hold time to 45 seconds! Yes you CAN do this and totally ROCK it!!! Remember … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 12 – Side Plank Dips

Oh yes it;s side plank dips today, my favorite! Not really but these are so good for your obliques and your core in general and if you can maintain good form and a good pace they give you a little cardio as well. Do eight sets with a 30 second hold followed by 10 seconds of rest and you will be feeling that nice soreness that lets you know you've had a good workout. Follow up with your … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 11 – Plank See Saws

I hope you enjoyed a fun and relaxing weekend and made the most of your day of rest yesterday. We are back today with our plank see saws! Just a quick reminder for this one start in a elbow plank, engage your core, glutes, hamstrings and quads,then move back and forth towards your head then your toes in a sawing motion. Rock back and forth for 30 seconds, rest for 10 and repeat for a … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 9 –5 Minutes of Side Planks

On Day 9 of our challenge we are back to side planks, focusing on our obliques, these all important muscles that support us in all that twisting we do. This week you'll do 4 sets on each side, holding your plank for 30 seconds and resting for 10. I like to alternate from right to left but you can do all of your sets on one side then switch to the other side, whatever strikes your … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 8 –Basic Planks for 5 minutes!

First of all CONGRATULATIONS on sticking to this challenge for a whole week! Way to get started on a healthy new year. I hope you enjoyed your well deserved day of rest yesterday. If you are just joining us, feel free to jump in with us here or go back to day 1 and work through the challenge at your own pace. Today we go back to our basic plank, either on your elbows or in a fully extended … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 7 –REST!

Hooray!  Today is a rest day! Make sure to take full advantage of it. You've earned it. Remember during this rest time your body is hard at work repairing all the micro tears from the intense workouts of this week. This is when the real transformation takes place, building that strong and sexy core. Grab a friend and go for a 20 to 30 minute walk, something I encourage you to do on a … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 5 – Side Plank Dips

How are those abs feeling? Nice and tight? On Day 5 of our 30 day challenge we focus on obliques with our Side Plank Dips.  Give it all you've got it's only 5 minutes. As always good form is essential so keep that core engaged throughout the exercise.  Pace yourself in a way that pushes you without knocking you off balance.  You should get a little cardio out of this one as well … [Read more...]