[Try It This Weekend] Planks

I know you haven’t heard from me this week yet, but I’m still kind of in vacation mode and soaking up time with Audrey.

 

These days can never be replaced, and I feel so fortunate and blessed that I have been able to be at home with Audrey this summer while still living my passion of helping my clients get fit!

 

Next week, she’ll be at Riding With Heart horse camp, so while Audrey is learning about horse riding, I’ll be prepping for a great Fall season for you!

 

But this weekend, why not try some planks?

 

Planks are a great way to begin strengthening your body, and they are easy to learn.

 

If you haven’t done any, try them for 10 seconds at a time, and rest in between sets. Do a total of 4 sets of 10 seconds each.

 

If you’ve been doing planks, up your time to 40 seconds without losing form and/or try a harder version.

 

Keep a straight line between the back of your head, upper back, and butt.

 

Don’t let your shoulder blades sink down or your low back droop.

 

If you start to shake, take a rest. Your nervous system (not necessarily your muscles) need a break.

 

Here are some options for you:

 

On knees

 

 

On toes

 

 

Stack your feet

 

 

Tap your left foot out to the side, and repeat with the right foot.

 

 

 Pick your hand up and reach forward, then repeat with the other side.