A plank is a basic move that sometimes looks too easy to be beneficial, but the reality is, even though getting into the plank might be easy, but holding a plank can be very difficult because it requires strength and endurance in your abs and back.  The plank is best recognized for its role in core conditioning, but it helps with firming your glutes and hamstrings, improving your posture and your balance.  One of the best plank workouts that you can do to work your core specially your lower abs is Plank rotation.

Here is how it is done:

  1. Get into elbow plank position. Make sure your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Hold for 10 Sec.
  2. Roll to your left side and into a side plank (stack your right foot on top of your left foot) and hold for 10 Sec.
  3. Roll back into the plank hold for 10 Sec.
  4. This time roll to your right and get into the side plank. Hold for 10 Sec.

To enjoy this workout with your young child and make this workout more challenging:

  1. Ask your child to get into the plank (the best that they can do), as you get into plank. Make sure you are facing each other while in plank.
  2. While in plank rich with one hand and touch your child’s hand, switch and do the same with the other hand. Repeat for 8 to 10 reps.
  3. Rotate to your left, ask your child to rotate to his/ her right (so you are both facing the same direction) reach with your right hand and hold your child’s hand. Hold for 10 Sec.
  4. Get back into plank and repeat step 2.
  5. Repeat step 3, but this time on your right side.
  6. Do as many as you can.

Here is how we did it:

Stay happy and healthy

Roya

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