Boost your core strength with these challenging planks

Core Strength

I have to admit that planking can be boring as you stare at the floor for minutes on end. So I’ve put together for you five dynamic planks that will keep you moving, interested and really challenge your core.

Aim for 30 seconds on each plank initially and build up to 60 seconds over the next month. Complete the five planks in sequence and the rest for 1 minute and repeat 3-5 times, depending upon how sadistic your feeling! Try these at the end of your run when your already feeling fatigued or after your gym workout to really torch the core. Enjoy….

It’s important with all of these planks to maintain a straight line from head through to toes and wrist, elbow and shoulder vertical alignment.

Hand plank with knee lift left and right

Hand plank with knee raise

Hand plank with knee raise


Hand plank with around the world (move feet, then tap alternate shoulders)

Hand plank around the world

Hand plank around the world


Hand plank with side twists with reach through left and right

Hand plank side twists & reach through

Hand plank side twists & reach through


Hand plank with front dumbbell raise & lateral raise left and right

hand planl with fron raise & lateral raise

hand planl with fron raise & lateral raise


Hand plank side shuffle

Hand plank shuffle

Hand plank shuffle




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