CONGRATULATIONS! You made it to the last leg of our 4-Week Plank Challenge — but you’re not done yet. This week we’re hitting you with our toughest plank variations yet to push you toward a seriously strong core. Focus on your form this week — maintaining a stable core while moving in a controlled manner will help to tone your abs and prevent injuries as you move forward.
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Plank twice a day to reap the full benefits of a strong core like better posture, breathing and digestion. These moves are designed to engage your abs, obliques, hips and back, so get ready to finish strong:
Try to hold each variation for at least a minute, and if you can, push yourself to reach two minutes. The longer you hold, the more satisfied you’ll be with your results. Here’s a line-up of all the moves you’ll be doing this week:
1. Eye of the Tiger Plank
2. Side Plank + Arm Extension + Leg Lift
3. Center Chaturanga
4. Side Tree Pose Plank
5. Fallen Triangle Side Plank
6. Cross Body Plank
7. Twisted Hip Dip Plank
This is the home stretch, so finish with everything you’ve got. And when you reach the end of the week, don’t stop! Start all over again with longer holds or check our Facebook Challenge Group to find your next fitness journey and get support, motivation and workout buddies. Also, be sure to follow Elise on Facebook and Instagram. Love her outfits? Get her Week 4 look at Monreal London, lululemon and Spiritual Gangster.
What Do YOU Think?
What’s your favorite plank variation from this challenge? Did you follow Elise’s regimen for the entire four weeks, or were there times when you slipped up? How did you stay motivated to keep going? Will you be shopping any of Elise’s looks? What challenge would you like to do next? Let us know in the comments section!