30 Day Plank Challenge Day 20 – Mixing it Up and Having Fun!

Woohoo! It's my favorite day of the week! Today you get to customize your workout however you please. What will you start with?  A basic plank or those killer side plank dips? I tend to go with the one I like the least first so I can get it out of the way and end on my favorite. Do you have a favorite yet? Tomorrow we take another day off so NO holding back! Give it your all and get … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 19 – Side Planks Dips for Gorgeous Curves!

Get ready for that nice burn with today's workout. These plank dips are probably the most challenging variation on the plank that we have in our 30 day challenge and I know you are loving them! Remember proper form is the most important so take your time and keep those abs, glutes, hams and quads nice and tights as you go through your sets on each side. Tomorrow is a fun day as we get to … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 16 – Loving those Side Planks!

Today we focus once again on our obliques with our lovely side planks! Strong obliques are essential for all that twisting and bending we do, lifting babies, overstuffed diaper bags and too many grocery bags. If you are feeling strong, go ahead and challenge yourself by making your base a little more narrow, bringing your feet closer together... And if you're rocking these lift your top foot … [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 14 – Enjoy the Rest!

Woohoo it's another rest day and I know I'm happy about it! By now you should be feeling much stronger than on day 1 ad starting to see some nice definition in your core. Remember these rest days are crucial for the transformation we are looking for so even if you are feeling good don't do planks today! Go ahead and enjoy your regular fitness activities and if you didn't have anything … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 13 – Have Fun Mixing it Up!

  This is my favorite day of the plank challenge because we get to mix it up! You design your own workout by pulling from the last four days and doing the various planks in whatever order you choose. Not sure how to mix it up? Here are a couple of options: (hold each 30, rest, move on to the next one) 1. Basic Plank - Plank See Saw - Side Plank, Left then Right - Basic Plank - … [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...]