Hey mama, this week has been a week of home workouts for us. We’re usually lucky enough to have people in our lives who can regularly watch the kids so Josh and I can hit the gym, but this week that hasn’t been the case. So, home workouts, it is! This post isn’t meant to be a full workout, but rather a reference to different types of planks you can pick and choose to incorporate into your own workout routine! If you’re like me, you don’t want anything slowing you down and keeping you from the things you need to do! We all know that littles don’t really know or care if we’re not feeling 100%. It’s not their fault, they just haven’t worked out the whole “empathy” thing yet. Until they do, it’s not likely that we’re going to get a day off, even if we’re not feeling 100%. That’s why I do my best to support my immune system by eating well, exercising and keeping my Emergen-C® Gummies close by! When I shop at Target, I easily add it to my shopping list to make sure I’m prepared for whatever life throws my way. Since they’re available in chewy Orange, Tangerine and Raspberry flavors, taking my vitamins feels more like a treat than a vitamin! Try it for yourself! Shall we dive in?
Standard low plank
If you’ve ever done a plank before, this is probably it. Simply get up on your elbows, engage your core, keep your butt down, and hold.
The side plank
The standard plank isn’t complete without its side planks! This will target your obliques (your sides). Try as best as you can to stay straight as a pencil from all sides!
Single Leg Plank
Per usual, start in the standard plank position. Raise one leg. Hold it in their air for your goal time and then lower and do the same with the opposite leg!
Plank with shoulder touches
Begin in a standard high plank position (elbows extended) and then intermittently touch one of your shoulders with your opposite hand (i.e. right hand touches your left shoulder). Try to stay as flat as possible!
Unlike most of the other planks in this list, this plank is not stationary! While doing your best to keep your bum down, bring one knee up to your chest and then back again, then repeat with the opposite leg.
Extended side plank
Just like our previous side plank, but with an extra challenge. The hardest part? Staying balanced. While working on your balance during this plank, you’ll simultaneously be building up your strength and resistance!
Plank hip dips
Start out in a standard low plank position and in a controlled movement, slowly dip one side of your hips down. Come back to the starting position, and then dip the other side!
Feeling up for an extra challenge? This plank is not for the faint of heart! Begin as if you’re going to do a tricep pushup (with your elbows bent and your hands next to your chest). Then, lift yourself up and do your best to keep your back straight and your triceps even with it! Tell me your favorite planks and core workouts in the comments below and remember to pick up Emergen-C® Gummies. Try it for yourself, available at Target!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Emergen-C for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
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