Plank-A-Day Challenge – Day 21

Today for your plank enjoyment we’re going to combine two favorites!

Walking Planks to Side Cross Hold

  • Start in a high plank position.
  • Press your feet, knees, and thighs together.
  • Draw your shoulders down away from your ears and engage your shoulder blades so they are slightly pulling toward each other.
  • Lift your belly up nice and tight, keeping a nice long spine.
  • From this position, take a “step” to the right by moving your right arm and right leg out to the side – stabilize your position and take another “step” to the right.
  • Repeat for 15 “steps.”
  • After the 15th step, perform a side cross and hold for 45 seconds.
  • Turn back to your plank and take 15 “steps” to the left.
  • After the 15th step, perform side cross and hold for 45 seconds.

Here’s a reminder on how to do a Side Cross:

  • Turn on your right side with your left forearm on the ground, your elbow directly under your shoulder, legs stacked on top of each other.
  • Keeping your body in a straight line, squeeze your abs and press your forearm against the ground as you lift your hips off the ground.
  • Extend opposite arm straight to the sky.
  • Tighten your middle to maintain well-aligned posture

If you do not have “walking” room, alternate one step to the left, then one step to the right for 15 times before going into the side cross and then repeating for another 15 steps to the left and right.

For those who scoff at the ease of this workout, throw in a pushup at every “step”.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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