5-Minute Plank Workout!

Training the abs is not an easy task. Not all of these muscles respond to training at the same rate, and there is also a core group of abdominal s, running beneath the external muscles. So, in this plank workout we have a few exercises to aim the whole group of abdominal muscles. These exercises also target the chest, butt and back.

5-Minute Plank Workout:

Instructions:

  • Full Plank

With feet hip-width appart and hands beneath your shoulders, rise up into a plank position. Form a straight line with your body, from your heels to the head. Squeeze your glutes and hamstrings as you hold the plank, along with your core.

  • Elbow Plank

Start with a plank position on your elbows and forearms. Feet hip-width apart, and the elbows right under your shoulders. Tighten your core and hold.

  • Raised-Leg

Start with the elbow plank position. Lift one foot up as high as your shoulders. Again, make sure you’re squeezing your abs. Hips pointed toward the floor, and hold. Repeat with the opposite foot.

  • Side Plank

Sit down on the floor on your left hip. Line your left wrist under your left shoulder. Feet on top of each other sideways. Lift your hips and make a straight line with your body from your feet to the shoulders.

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