Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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10 Ways to Plank

Since planks are easy to do anywhere, they’ve been part of my workout routine since I started my Healthy Living for Mom series back in August 2011.

But lately I’ve lost my love of planks. They weren’t challenging anymore and it felt like a waste of time. Time to shake it up with this list of 10 Ways to Plank from Fitnessista.

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The side plank with hip drops is ridiculously difficult for me and I’m now slightly regretting my whole “oh, I’m so over planks” statement.

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  1. Shannon Breuner Nelson 06/08/2012 at 1:07 am

    Every time I try to plank, H finds me and throws herself on my back…extra resistance?

  2. Amy Allen Johnson 06/07/2012 at 11:01 am

    Wow, that is some serious muscle-tightening going on. I may have to baby-step my way into these positions.