Happy October! The month of pumpkins, apple picking, boots, and plank-touches. What’s a plank-touch, you ask? Great question! It’s the perfect exercise to engage your entire core. To perform a plank touch, get in a plank position with hands on ground, shoulder-width apart and legs straight, wider than hip-width apart. While balancing and keeping hips even, (which will fire up your abs) touch one shoulder with opposite hand. Put that hand back down on the ground and repeat on the other side. Alternate sides while keeping core stable. You may keep your knees on the ground if you cannot stay balanced/stable and rest on knees for 10 seconds between sets (beginning on the 19th.) This one move will strengthen your shoulders, arms, abs, back, chest, glutes, and more, so commit to plank-touching ’til Halloween. Just save, print, or pin the image below and take on the challenge!
It’s time to bridge into September. This new fitness challenge will work your glutes, lift your butt, engage your core, and strengthen your hamstrings with one simple move. To perform a bridge, lie on your back with hands by your side, palms up. Bend your knees with feet flat on the floor. Engage your glutes and push through your heels to lift hips straight off the floor. At the top of your bridge, glutes are highly engaged, but back is straight at an angle. Lower hips and repeat the movement. Get ’em done before you get out of bed, while you’re watching TV, or throughout the day. Just save, print, or pin the image below and take on the September challenge!