Intense Plank Workout at Home

May 11, 2017

intense plank workout at home

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Summer is coming and that means 2 things… kids out of school with less time in the gym and swimsuits! For years, I worked out only at home, so it can work when it’s your only option or you’re just not a gym gal.  There’s tons of stuff you can do, workout videos or yoga.  This super intense plank workout at home is hard to screw up and you don’t have to watch a video to do them.

I have a boutique gym that I love, but getting there over the summer will take some planning.  So, if you have little ones and you can’t make it to the gym as much as you want,  try some of these fantastic exercises you can do at home to keep you and your abs in shape.

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The plank is the best full body workout.  It’s zero impact, so there’s little chance of hurting yourself and it takes full body strength.  If you go to barre, I’m sure you know this.  Tons of planks!  Our class has gotten to where we can hold in plank for a full song at least.  It’s tough, but the core workout is fantastic.

Like any other, what you need to do with this workout is start off at the times and reps suggested here.  If you feel like you’ve mastered them, then hold longer, do more reps!

So, here goes!

Plank to Elbow Plank

1. Plank for 30 seconds–keep your body in one line, booty down without arching your back.  Look forward in front of your hands.
2. Elbow Plank for 30 seconds–keep your core tight, again booty down. Shoulders over elbows.
3. Do 3 reps.  30 seconds each.

 

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Knee to Same Shoulder

1. Start off in plank
2. Bring right knee to right shoulder
3. Do 15 reps
4. Repeat on the other side

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Knee to Opposite Shoulder

1. Start off in plank
2. Bring right knee toward left shoulder.
3. Do 15 reps
4. Repeat on the other side

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Tip Toe Leg Extension

1. Start off on all fours (not shown), then bring your knees off the floor.  Stay on your toes.
2. Straighten your right leg.  Extend it to the back wall.
3. Pulse your leg up just a couple of inches 10 times.
4. Repeat on the other side

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One Leg Plank Tricep Pushup

1. Start in plank
2. Extend right leg toward the back wall.
3. Lower down as close to the floor as you can.  Keep your elbows at your sides and should be close to a 90 degree angle.
4. Push back up
5. Repeat 10 times
6. Do on other side.

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As with every exercise, make sure your heart is healthy.

Do these every day and I promise you’ll be swimsuit ready!

xo–Megan


intense plank workout at home

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This is an intense plank workout at home to keep you in shape this summer if you can't make it to the gym and you can still look good in that swimsuit!
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