Have you planked today?

Are you planking? I hope so!

Planks are a powerhouse exercise that works all of your core muscles. They can be done anywhere at anytime.

  • Still in your PJ’s? Good news–planks don’t require special clothing!
  • Out in your backyard with the kids? Drop down and do planks!
  • At a summer barbecue with friends? Wow them with your planking skills!

Do them gang. No excuses!

Here is an excellent video clip of the various levels of planks. Have fun!


  1. Hannah says

    I used to love planks. I need to do them again- my core needs help. Going now- I can plank while the punks eat their breakfast. The video is great!

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  2. Sagan says

    LOVE the planking. And I always work out in my pj’s when I’m at home:)

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  3. Alice says

    What I love about the plank is how innocuous it looks, until your whole body starts to shake and hurt…

  4. says

    Getting ready to do this with Jillian in level 3 in a few days………

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  5. Alyssa says

    I heart the Plank! I make my clients do lots of them in my pilates classes, ’cause I used to hate them, but they’ve made me SO STRONG! And I want my clients to FEEL THE POWER OF THE PLANK!!!!!

    {Ahem} But they are really great.

  6. Denis Kanygin says

    Plankies are fun and effective.

    For those of us who sit a lot and have rounded shoulders try this:

    As you’re doing a plank, squeeze your shoulder blades together.

    Note about planks: it is very easy to overdo this one and hurt your back. If you back is ‘talking’ to you. Stop, rest, do it again.

    Make sure to suck in your abs as you’re doing the exercise. That way you are working against gravity and getting a heck-of-a-workout(yes it is one word).

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  7. says

    I planked on Sunday. I’m not at the point where I enjoy them, but I am getting better at holding the pose longer! :)

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  8. says

    I’m not yet at the hearting of the plank but I try get it in every session. Then my trainer throws in plank plus leg raises and I would kill him if I had the energy.

    But yeah, oh so good for those abs!

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  9. says

    Brilliant! I will try and plank tomorrow morning, afternoon and night. I’ve never seen this before. Very cool!

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  10. says

    I love my planks!! They’re one of the exercises that I love to hate! :)

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