25 Plank Variations

Last week we talked about Perfecting Your Plank (in case you missed it, click here to read) and the common mistakes that are made. Now that your plank is feeling pretty good, it's time to progress. Remember once you can hold a plank for 30 to 60 seconds it's time to up the ante. You are a dynamic being, make your plank dynamic too!

Watch the video to see 25 of my favourite Plank Variations and try them out for yourself. I would love to hear which one is your favourite - don't forget to share below.

Here's a rundown of the 25 Plank Variations that you'll see in the quick 3 minute video:

  • Rocking Forward and Back
  • Shoulder Taps
  • High Plank to Low Plank
  • Side Plank
  • Walking Plank
  • Push-Up
  • Chaturanga
  • Arms Extended Plank
  • Y-Plank
  • X-Plank
  • Single Arm Reach
  • Single Leg Reach
  • Bird-Dog Plank
  • Side Plank with Leg Lift
  • Inside Elbow
  • Outside Elbow
  • Thread the Needle with Side Bend
  • Leg Pull Front
  • Hip Drops
  • Knee Drops
  • Jacks
  • Row to Hip
  • Spider-Man Plank
  • Forward Crawl
  • Inchworm

How does the plank relate to Pilates? Specific variations such as Leg Pull Front and Side Bend are taken directly from the Pilates repertoire. Plus as your plank becomes more dynamic, you are proving your ability to maintain your ab engagement while moving your arms and legs! That's a fitilates win-win!

What's your favourite plank variation? Share below!