You’ve worked your way up to holding a full plank from your toes—now what?
Sure, you could keep increasing the amount of time you can hang out up there—go for 2 minutes then 3 minutes, etc.—but why? It gets pretty boring, and you probably want to finish your workout and get on with your day.
Once you can hit that 1-minute mark with good form, it’s time to add on and challenge your body with something new. Work harder but not longer. There are countless plank variations, and in the video below I demonstrate eleven of them.
One of the great things about plank variations is that they allow you to multi-task. You can incorporate some upper-body strength work, or glute and hamstring work at the same time, making it that much easier to get in a fast and effective workout.
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