We’re ditching sit-ups and crunches to give you seven toning plank variations that’ll work more muscle groups and burn more calories. It’s Week 3, meaning that you should be challenging yourself to hold each variation for at least a minute.
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Plank twice a day to strengthen your core, enhance your posture and get rid of lower back pain. You’ve made it more than halfway through the challenge, so get amped with these ab-shredding moves:
Remember to hold each variation for at least a minute! The longer you hold, the better your workout. Here’s a line-up of all the moves you'll be doing this week:
1. Classic Plank + Leg Lift
2. Plank + Hamstring Lift, 5x per side
3. Side Forearm Plank
4. Side Forearm Plank Curls, 3x per side
5. Reverse Plank
6. Lateral Leg Tap Plank
7. Side Plank Leg Lift
Look out for the final, and toughest, set of the 4-Week Plank Challenge coming up next week. Keep track of your progress with this print-out calendar. Don’t forget to join our Facebook Challenge Group to get support, motivation and virtual workout buddies. Also, be sure to follow Elise on Facebook and Instagram. Love her outfits? Get her Week 3 look at Outdoor Voices, lululemon, Spiritual Gangster and Splits 59.
What Do YOU Think?
Do you love or hate planks? Have you ever done a plank challenge? Try Week 3’s moves and tell us what you think! What other kinds of challenges would you like to see on LIVESTRONG.COM? Share your thoughts in the comments.