be the plank workout

I googled it:

Plank – Noun: A long, thin, flat piece of timber, used esp. in building and flooring.

Be the plank.

When I say this, I don’t mean be a plank. Admire the plank. Its form, straight lines, inner strength. Consider it a grounding to build on. Celebrate it in all its woody goodness.

But don’t be a plank. I saw one at the pub. Casually leaning up against the bar.

No one talked to it.

Today it is all about the plank, that and HIIT. Oh, and skipping. Start with a warm up (of course) then 16 minutes of HIIT completing two rounds of the following exercises (the usual 10 seconds rest, 50 seconds as many reps as possible):

  • High knees skipping
  • Side and back plank jumps, use a medicine ball to balance your arms on to make it harder. Alternate sides (So from the plank position, jump forwards and to one side, then back to the start, then forwards and to the other side, so on…)
  • High knees skipping
  • Side plank hip raises, alternating sides
  • High knees skipping
  • Plank jacks on a medicine ball
  • High knees skipping
  • Reptiles

Finish with 12 mins of moderate free style skipping, 10 seconds rest, 50 skip skip skipping!

Be the plank.


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