Day 5

Side plank Openers

Happy FRIDAY!!  And happy day 5!!  We’re almost through week 1 already and you are doing amazing!!!

Today we’re bringing in the SIDE PLANK!  You ready??  Let’s go!!

Your plank variation today is the side plank opener.  We start in a low plank, with your forearms stacked horizontally on the ground.  Ensure you have proper plank form first – then reach 1 hand up to the ceiling and open into a side plank so your whole body is perpendicular to the floor.  Modify if needed – you are welcome to drop your bottom knee  – but be sure to keep that nice straight plank line from your head to the floor.

Pause for just a moment in side plank, then control as you roll back to plank.  Then open up to side plank on the other side.  Keep rolling from side to side – but ensure you have control.  Repeat 12 times.  (Newbie plankers – each side counts as 1.  Experienced plankers, you know the deal.  Right and left is 1!!)

Today’s challenge:

  • 12 Side plank openers
  • Baseline high plank + 10 seconds

We’d love to see you in your plank!  I’m sure you’re feeling stronger by now – and we want to celebrate you!  Post a plank selfie to share 🙂