April is here! I hope your booty and legs enjoyed March’s Squat theme! This month is purely dedicated to planks. Planks are a fabulous exercise that not only work the deep core muscles but also the muscles of the back, arms, shoulders, legs, and glutes! Yep a one stop shop, multi-tasker exercise. I absolutely love planks because you can do them anywhere, you do not need any equipment, and there are sooo many endless variations (many of these variations you will experience this month). So strap on your seatbelt for the next 5 weeks you will be reshaping your core in ways you may have never imagined!
Week 1 we start with the basics. This week you will focus on creating a plank foundation for the variations to come :). This week focuses on what I like to call, Planks Around the World. Planks Around the World strengthen all four sides of your body, creating a well rounded core muscular balance. I personally start my day with this exercise. It is important to have a strong and stable core for your daily life even if most of your day is in the car or at the desk. Planks Around the World are also a great way to warm up for any workout.
Best of all!? These will only take you a total of 2 minutes to complete :).
Follow along with this photo series or the video below. You will be given a different level for each plank, find which works best for your body today. Level 1 and progress to Level 4 as you get stronger.
- Forward Plank; hold 30 seconds.
- Side Plank; hold 30 seconds each side.
- Reverse Plank; hold 30 seconds.
- Repeat everyday and feel the well rounded BURN 😉
Or follow along with this fabulous video!
See you next week for Planks Round 2!