8 Home Workout Planks For Busy Moms

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 keep my immune system strong by eating well, exercising and keeping my EmergenC Gummies close by! When I shop at Target.com, 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 Super Orange, Tangerine and Raspberry flavors, taking my vitamins feels more like a treat than a vitamin! The added energy boost gives me just what I need to keep up with my regular daily routine (plus whatever else might get thrown my way!). Try it for yourself!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Emergen-C for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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!

Mountain climbers!

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!

Tricep plank

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.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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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 keep my immune system strong by eating well, exercising and keeping my EmergenC Gummies close by! When I shop at Target.com, 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 Super Orange, Tangerine and Raspberry flavors, taking my vitamins feels more like a treat than a vitamin! The added energy boost gives me just what I need to keep up with my regular daily routine (plus whatever else might get thrown my way!). Try it for yourself!

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    Comments

    illiah manger

    I love your photos – I would never know what to do without seeing it first!

    Laura @ MommyDearest

    i had no idea there were so many variations of the plank. i’m not the best at a basic plank. i would love to start doing a few workouts at home. thanks for sharing. the pictures are great, lets me know what i should be doing.

    robin rue

    I don’t love planks, but they ARE a great workout, so I do them anyways. I will have to add a few of these to my workouts.

    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I didn’t realize there was so many variations of the plank. That side plank is a killer!

    Krystal Butherus

    Planks to me are a love/hate relationship. Adding these, even just a little at a time and build up, will eliminate the boredom of regular planks

    Erica

    Ugh, I just came from an exercise class where they had us do a bunch of planks. So, I’m still feeling them as I read this.Ouch. But I love how you break down all the planks.I never thought of a mountain climber as a plank with movement. But that makes perfect sense. And I’ve never tried a TRICEPS plank. So I’ll have to give that a try.

    Terri Steffes

    My daughter is a planking machine! I cant do even one for any length of time. I think it is a good workout though.

    Reesa Lewandowski

    I really need to start doing this. My core is PRACTICALLY gone. I need to start vitamins too!

    AnnMarie John

    I’ve been relying on home workouts because I don’t have much time to go to the gym! This is perfect, definitely appreciate the poses that you shared!

    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Getting excercise is very important. Thanks for the tips, I’ll keep this in mind.

    kimberly lewis

    what a great workout! I’m always looking for new ways to workout because different ones effect your body so much.

    Jessica Joachim

    This looks like it would be a wonderful workout for a busy mom like myself. I am always trying to squeeze in some time to work out and stay healthy

    Stephanie Pass

    I currently take a prenatal vitamin since i’m nursing, but man do I need to switch to one for the immune system. even though we got flu shots, we’ve been hit with other viruses all month long.

    Sylvia

    We always have emergen-c packets at home in case of a cold coming on. I need to pick up these gummies because cold season is upon us and i don’t have time to get sick!

    Cindy Ingalls

    Planks are such great exercise. I admit that I hate side planks because my low back and hips start to hurt. I need to do them more to really up my strength.

    Marielle Altenor

    Excellent home workout! I find planks so difficult but they feeling after a few is pretty amazing.

    Journa Ramirez

    I’m a busy mom and this post is a blessing. I don’t know how to find time for work outs and thanks for this!

    @chelsealeighdamon