Since I’ve been writing these 10 Minute Challenges, I thought it would fun to show variations for some of the exercises I list. (we shall not mention that certain people have been bugging me for months to do some videos….) For me, the most logical place to start was the very first exercise I did this time: The Plank.
There are probably dozens of variations on the Plank, so I stuck with 9 that progress from the simplest to the most challenging.
1. Basic Plank
2. Plank with knee touch
3. Plank with free leg knee touch
4. Plank to Push-Up
5. Plank with cross knee
6. Plank on Swiss ball
7. Plank on ball to reverse crunch
8. Plank on ball to reverse crunch to push-up
9 One legged plank on ball to reverse crunch
Which of these are your favorites?
I mentioned that I can’t really do #3. I had foot surgery a couple years ago, and can’t often put that strain/weight on my bent left toe. It’s not that the move is too hard to do- it’s that my toe can’t it.