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Fit Tip: Play with Plank!

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Monday Morning Fit Tip:



Members are always asking for ab exercises, and the good ol’ plank works your abs, glutes, quads, hamstrings, back, shoulders and inner thighs!  Here are 4 quick planking pointers:


  1. Keep it safe – read about common planking mistakes and how to fix them.
  2. Mix It Up!  Different variations of plank attack the muscles from different angles for superior results (and keep you from getting bored).  Check out these 25 different plank variations!
  3. Hold it!  To hold plank longer, try reading a magazine while planking, turning your stopwatch over, or planking until it hurts + 30 more seconds.
  4. What doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t change you.  Try this:

BONUS 8 Minute Plank Challenge

30 second elbow plank

10 up/down planks (one side)

30 second straight-arm plank

10 up/down planks (other side)

rest 15 seconds

20 plank knee crunches

rest 15 seconds


Happy Planking!


Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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