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Plank Challenge

Sometimes I need to add  little “flavor” to my workout of the day.  Perhaps I’ve been doing cardio the past few days and I want to add in a taste of toning, or I’m between sets and my machine is taken.  Or maybe, just maybe, I had to cut my workout short because of a silly “meeting” thing.  What’s a girl to do?!

It’s at these times that I love to incorporate planks into my plans. Because planks, the deceiving rascals, are some of the best exercises for total body toning.  These work horses whip your core, glutes, and hamstrings into shape quickly, while also improving balance and supporting proper posture.

If you’re in the zone for rocking out plank style, then have I got a prize for you.  Below is the 3-minute plank challenge that I’ve created to challenge myself during my workouts.  If you’re advanced, feel free to increase time.  If you’re more on the beginner side of things, then I’d recommend maintaining a straight plank posture,  but going on your knees.

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Looking forward to joining you to become even more toned and fierce overall!


How have you incorporated planks into your current workouts?  What’s your favorite exercise that helps you feel more fit and toned overall?

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  • Reply freckle me silly

    I love squats as a compound exercise too!

    April 7, 2015 at 7:21 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Definitely with you – squats can become an addiction, ha. 🙂 Glad you could relate!

      April 7, 2015 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Constructing Carrie

    I shall be doing this tonight! 🙂

    April 7, 2015 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply peeledwellness

    Planks are my favorite for core toning because it builds spine stability rather than putting pressure on weird points. Thanks for sharing at the link up today!
    xoxo K

    April 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Absolutely – planks are tough, but great! Thanks for throwing another great link party. 🙂

      April 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply faithfully fueling

    This is great! I love breaking up my desk job with a plank or two throughout the day, so this is perfect for that!

    April 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Michelle @WorkoutParty

    I hate planks!! lol… I make my clients do them because they’re so good for you but although this sounds terrible but I don’t have the patience for them. This is a great circuit, maybe I will incorporate it with my ab workout tomorrow, I’ll let you know!

    April 7, 2015 at 4:40 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Hope they went well. Can’t wait to keep following to check out some of the other workouts you lead with your clients, too. 🙂

      April 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply candace

    gahh planks are killer! But they are so good!!! I need to try this out!

    Lovely Little Rants

    April 7, 2015 at 5:15 pm
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