Weekend Workout Challenge: Rolling Round-the-World Plank
Why do so many core workouts have you hold plank forever?! OK, so yeah, it's effective, but hello, boring! Try this variation instead — take your plank for a walk around the world. Find an open space that's about 10 feet wide (or more), get on your hands and feet, and roll through these four plank variations one after the other, holding each for one complete breath.
Begin on your hands and toes with the body in one straight line, hands underneath the shoulders, and feet hips-width distance apart. Take a complete breath here.
Side Plank (Right Side)
Shift weight to the right so you're balancing on your right hand and the outside edge of your right foot. Keep the feet stacked or raise the left leg into the air for more of a challenge. Hold the body in one straight line as you take a deep inhale and exhale.
Lower your left hand behind you, balancing on your palms and heels. Actively press the hips up as you inhale and exhale.
Side Plank (Left Side)
Shift weight to the left so you're balancing on your left hand and the outside edge of your left foot. Keep the feet stacked or raise the right leg into the air for more of a challenge. Hold the body in one straight line for a complete breath.
Come back to the starting plank position, inhaling and exhaling here. Keep moving through these four positions for another round or two in this direction, then reverse the direction for two to three rounds. Continue like this for one to three minutes — you choose!