day 4: Walk the Plank

When the word plank comes to mind…I always think of my best friend watching Hook or her yelling at me in the gym during our Hawaii Bootcamp to get down and plank (more on Hawaii Bootcamp later) 

Planks were rated number 10 in the Ace study for most effective abdominal exercises and will be most effective before you start baking those Chocolate Chip Cookies! 

Tip of Advice when planking (for workout and not for play)- challenge yourself.  You really will be surprised to see how long you can hold a plank for! 

Here’s how: 
1. Lie face down on a mat resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor. 
2. Push off the floor, raising up onto the tops and resting on the elbows.  
3. Keep your back flat in a straight line from head to heels (think of your body as parallel to the floor- holding everything up in a straight line) 
4. Tilt your pelvis and contract your abdominal to prevent your back end from sticking up in the air or sagging! 

Challenge: 3 Planks, 60 seconds each with a 30 second break in between- let me know how it goes! 

Happy Abs! 

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