Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Plank, Plank, Plank

One of my favorite blogs, Skinny Meg, gave me the sweetest shout out today. 
I might be freaking out a little bit :)


On top of that making my day, it is Wednesday and I sure love Skinny Meg's Workout Wednesday Link Up so I am at it again.

Like I said last week, I honestly don't do a lot of creative stuff at the gym. 
I usually keep it really simple, mostly cause that is what I know & I am more than okay with that. 

But NOTE Simple doesn't mean that I don't have a lot of variety. 
My favorite move which is just full of variations are good 'ol PLANKS.

I don't know why I was so late to the planking party but I was, which is silly because they hurt in the best way and I usually get to hang out in one position.

...meaning I don't have to crunch & bang my back up & pretend there is a tennis ball under my chin & breath like someone is suffocating me & do uncomfortable things with my arms...

Women's Health Magazine said something to the same extent :)

Planks vs. Crunches. Planks win, see why, from Women's Health Magazine

So there are a more than a few different plank positions that will kill you, 
but I usually just concentrate on two, until I am screaming in pain. 
I told you I am simple.

elbow plank and & basic plank (arms extended)

I will tell you that since doing the basic plank, with my arms extended I have reaped more benefits in my arms than I thought I could & in my opinion, if you are going to hang out in pain lets hit two birds with one stone, mmmkay?

Here, look at this girl and pretend it is me :)


I try to do this til my arms are shaking and then for an extra 20-30 seconds longer.

And for those who are like duh? I do this all the time.. try a Bosu Ball. Holy OUCH. 
This is just crazy enough for me.

Bosu plank tilts- might need to get one of these.

And in between sets...I usually try to do 3 planks @ 1 min, 2 min, 3 min daily... I look like this guy.
He has great form. 

how i feel 99.9 percent of the time

Planks??? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Whats your favorite version???


  1. Love them. I'm an elbow planker but hadn't considered how much toning I could be getting by extending my arms. I may have to try that out in the morning. Thanks!

    1. Seriously! Your arms will be shaking!!! :)

  2. I have been all about some planks since doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and RIPPED in 30! Give me planks and plank twists all day every day!

  3. This is excellent. I always forget I should just bust out a few planks at home on the days I cannot fit a full out exercise session in. Genius.

  4. First of all, I love the name of your blog! So unique and the story behind it is too cute! I love/hate planks, I do them a lot because Jillian Michaels loves to torture me with them in Ripped in 30!! But no thank you to the bosu ball...too much crazy for me!!

    1. Thank you!!! oh & that Jillian...She is a real pain :)

  5. Hi! Just found you through SkinnyMeg and I'm loving your blog. Consider me a new reader! :)

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  6. Yayyy for Skinny Meg giving you a shout out. I'm sure you've gained a ton of page visits and new followers. So fun! I have a serious love/hate relationship with planks...current status: "it's complicated" haha

  7. Planks are the greatest! I would much rather plank it out then doing freaking crunches. I don't know if you have ever checked out but this girl posts some great workouts. Here is a killer ab workout that she posted