The plank as an exercise is great for targeting the muscles in the ENTIRE body!! Think about it - your core is engaged along with your upper body and lower body and then you are working with holding your body weight in one position!! Now I love to keep it moving during my workouts, so you will be pleased to note that the plank progressions in thi months challenge are dynamic. It is a short, but effective workout.
What if I can't get on the floor?
No problem! You can actually perform ALL of these exercises standing! All you need to do is fine a wall, or a bench/edge of sofa and do the exact same thing. The important thing is to keep your core engaged throughout (imagine wearing a waist trainer - hold it all in WITHOUT holding your breath!) Please note, this is an ADVANCED exercise, so if you have issues with your lower back, or have abdominal separation (diastasis recti), then please opt for the standing modification.
Let me know how you get on with the challenge and which plank exercise was your favourite!
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