Straight Arm Plank Challenge

We have done a forearm plank before and now it is time to change it up and do a plank with your arms straight.  This challenge will help strengthen your core and the longer you hold the position, the more calories you are going to burn. 

Here is how you find the perfect form for your straight arm plank.  Bring your feet slightly wider than your hips and your hands directly underneath your shoulders.  Keep a soft bend in your elbows.  Pull your abs in and keep your abs tight into your spine while you hold your plank. 

Kick it up a notch by adding a resistance band to your ankles and/or wrists.  See if you can challenge yourself by keeping an active press out on the bands. 

Monday - 1 minute

Tuesday - 2 minutes

Wednesday - 3 minutes

Thursday - 4 minutes.  During the last minute, try alternating lifts with your legs.  Feel your abs contract each time you lift your legs.

Friday - Plank as long as possible!

 

Please tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtags #hbggirls and #hbgblog to tell me how long you held your plank on Friday!  I can't wait to hear how you did! 

 

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