Okay, you asked for planks…ladies, have I got planks for you! Planks are a fabulous way to strengthen the core, get those abs and glutes into shape and help with balance. These 23 plank workouts at various degrees of difficulty are guaranteed to help you succeed no matter where you are on your road to fitness.


Plank Workouts:  Beginners

Mark’s Daily Apple   Mark provides an easy to follow detailed video of proper form and technique for basic plank movements.

Purely Twins (Pure2RawTwins) YouTube Workout Video – Easy Plank Interval for Beginners

Greatist This is a great post explaining step-by-step the details of 6 plank variations. What I love about this post is the list of common mistakes to look out for as you are learning to do planks.

Real Simple  Article with drawings of plank variations explaining how to work them into your routine 3 times weekly.

Fitness and Feta Great workout routine with pictures and detailed explanation of each variation.

Dr. Oz with Holly Rilinger Informative video with detailed steps for modified plank variations.

Refinery 29 A 30 day workout schedule to motivate you to hold the plank up to 3 min.

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans 31 day printable workout schedule. Description and video are available for instructions.

Physical Living I really like the detail given here describing, both in written form and a 12 min video detailing each body part’s job and common mistakes during a plank.

Fitnessista Features 10 variations of planks with detailed descriptions and pictures.

Plank Workouts: Intermediate

Darebee Short on time but you want to get some plank workout into your schedule? Here is a 5 min plank rotation exercise that even includes a timer!

MyFitnessPal A 30 day workout schedule to increase ability and strength throughout the month as the variations increase in difficulty.

The Beauty Bean Want to switch up planks with a fun variety? These 4 variations will surely entertain you as well as work your core.

Fit Bottomed Girls A nice detailed description of 10 plank variations with 30-35 min workout.

Plank Workouts: Advanced

Shape Featuring 10 plank exercises with step by step instructions.

Health 20 variations of planks with instructions, pictures and some videos.

Women’s Health Magazine  15 min workout recommended to do 2-3 times weekly. Includes step-by-step pictures with detailed instructions.

POPSUGAR Nice printable poster for a 20 minute intense plank workout. The article includes written description of each variation.

Q Fitness This post is great for adding unique variety to your plank workouts. Has a video demonstrating an example.

Fitness Blender A great detailed video for a 10 min workout.

Lifting Revolution Need some spice to your plank workout? Here is a collection of 30 different plank variations with written instructions and video to each position.


So there you go! A list of plank exercises to keep you busy for a while! I will definitely be trying many of these out myself. Be sure to stop back by to let us know which one you tried and how…

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