WOW! 8-25-14: Arrr…Planks!

The WOW, or Workout of the Week, is a short workout that you can do on your own as an add-on to your training. These workouts are designed to be mostly equipment free (so you can do them anywhere) and of medium to high intensity. Modify as needed depending on your fitness level and intensity needs.

Make sure to warm-up before each WOW. Some suggestions would be a minute or two of jumping jacks, jogging, or stair walks. Then do two to three minutes of 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 10 half roll backs, and 10 bird dogs. Do the squats and push-ups at an easy-for-you modification. In other words, if you typically do plank push-ups from the floor, do some low incline push-ups for your warm-up.

You’ll need a kettlebell, dumbbell, or some other weight for the Waiter’s Walk. You may also want to view this How-to video on Hollow Plank Positions before you begin this WOW.

Complete 4-5 rounds of the following:

10/10 (20 total) Pledge Planks
15/15 Single Leg Glute Bridges
10/10 Alternating Side Planks
10 yards up and back Waiter’s Walk
30 second Hollow Body Plank

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