Happy Friday everyone! Hopefully you had today off like me, but if not, celebrate now because it’s the weekend!
I hope you’re all enjoying the July Abs Challenge. I’m having lots of fun doing it so far. John has been doing the workouts with me and they’ve been tough for him too, so they must be good. 🙂 Tomorrow’s workout is all about plank variations. I love to hate plank, so this one is tough for me.
Don’t forget to do the crunches! It gives you a bonus ab burn and gives your arms a break. Don’t get me wrong, I love to work my arms, but I get annoyed when my arms fatigue before my abs during planks.
Notes on Form:
Spiderman Plank – Start in push-up position with your hands under your shoulders, hips, shoulders, and head all in alignment. Lift your right leg, bringing your right knee out to the side to touch the outside of your right arm near the elbow. Repeat on the left.
Rainbow Plank – Start in plank position on your elbows. Tip your hips over so your right hip almost touches the floor. Return to the middle and continue over to tip your hips to the left. Continue the motion back and forth.
Cross Body Knee Tucks – Start in push-up position with your hands under your shoulders. Bring your right knee in to your chest, across your body toward your left arm. Return to start. Repeat on the other side, bringing your left leg in toward your right arm.
Plank Jacks – Start with your hands under your shoulders. Jump your feet apart (like a jumping jack), then jump them back together.
Strict Mountain Climbers – Start with your hands under your shoulders with your right foot on the floor up next to your right hand and your left leg extended back like a normal plank. Jump and switch your feet so that your left foot is on the floor up by your left hand. Keep jumping and switching. Try to bring your feet as far forward each time as possible.
Up-Down Plank – Start in an elbow plank. Press up one arm at a time until you are in a plank with your hands under your shoulders. Lower back onto your elbows. Make sure you alternate which arm you start with.
Have fun, I’ll be planking along with you tomorrow morning 🙂 We’re almost done with the first week! Would you guys like a printable with the calendar and all the workouts? Let me know in the comments!