Standard Plank, rocking plank, knee plank, side plank, forearm plank and reverse plank. There are more planks from where that list came from but I don’t want to exhaust you so early in the morning. This month I have been paying extra attention to my arms because I’ve just about had enough of having to mask the flab through wearing clothes that cover them up. I need to show them off on New Year’s eve and I’m really doing the work!
Below are my personal favourite planks.
- Forearm Plank
2. Reverse Plank (with leg raises)
3. Plank Row and kick back
One thing I absolutely love about planks is that they firm up my entire body. Yes, my arms are feeling and looking more toned but the rest of my body is feeling the positive effects of planks as well.
Whatever you do, please make sure you do your planks in proper form and take your time to do them correctly. There is no rush, the time you set aside for exercising is for you and you alone so rushing through it won’t give you any results. Keep your exercise focused, intense and deliberate.
My challenge for you today is to try out at least one of the planks I mentioned above and once you find the one you enjoy, add it to your routine.
Don’t forget to smile, smiling burns calories too 🙂