mini Fitness Challenge: Arms & Core
What: High Plank to Low Plank
When: Add this to the beginning or end of your current fitness routine. Do this 3 times a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Try to do more reps each week. See how high you get by the last week.
Why: This will make your arms leaner and your abs stronger. Any existing imbalances or weakness will come out to greet you. Say hi and keep going. This is making you better.
How: Begin with both arms straight in the high plank position. Put right arm down, left arm down, right arm up, left arm up. That is 1 rep.
How Much: 2 sets of 25 reps. Do 25 reps initiating with the right arm. Do 25 reps initiating with the left arm. Try not to take a break between arms. (That is the tricky part.) If 25 reps is too much, do what you can. Even if you start with 5 reps, you’re awesome.
Many of you have done this before but you haven’t done it this way with this volume. It will remind you there is always a next level to your fitness. Gosh, I wish I could be there to administer this in person.