Who is ready to get a lean belly before the holidays and new year? It is as simple as adding in a small workout called "plank a day". I created a pop-up group challenge today where we are doing the 14 day plank plan shared by My Fitness Pal and there is a lot of interest! I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to plank and the results you can get will motivate you to do them more often!! If you wan to join our group, send me a message on facebook---Im also going to share some of my best "flat belly" recipes and tips for burning abdominal fat.
The side plank, target the oblique muscles -- the sides of the abs -- and the outer and inner thigh, a modification on this would be to drop the bottom knee to the floor.
STABILITY BALL PLANK
Ball planks will challenge your balance and abdominal muscles, this engages all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominus, the external oblique muscle, and the glutes!
FORE ARM PLANK
Lowering down in a forearm plank will force you to engage more of your stabilizer muscles in your core and your calves, hamstrings and glutes have to work harder to hold straight line.
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