5-Minute “No-Movement” Plank Workout For Abs, Chest Butt And Back

5-Minute “No-Movement” Plank Workout For Abs, Chest Butt And Back

There’s more than crunches when trying to work your abs. Each of the abdominal muscles needs to be trained at a different rate. But this plank workout will engage your entire midsection in just 5 minutes.

Besides those six-pack abs, there is another important muscle group that makes up your core: side abs. There’s no single exercise that can work the entire core and that’s why it’s so hard to get a ripped waist.

The 5-minute plank workout doesn’t require any movement, which is really amazing. You’re toning your abs, butt, chest, and back just by holding your position. Don’t worry, you’re still going to feel the burn!

5-Minute Plank Workout

Below are 4 types of planks used in this super-fast workout. But there are more plank variations, so be free to switch things up if you feel so.

1. Full Plank

The classic plank, or full plank, or just plank is the most simple, but powerful bodyweight exercise. It strengthens your entire body, from head to toes. It also helps you correct your posture and balance.

Hold in the plank position for at least 30 seconds, two times per workout.

5-Min Plank Workout - Full Plank

2. Elbow Plank

Get in a plank position, but instead of supporting your body with the palms of your hands, do it with your forearms. Do 2 sets of 30 seconds each.

Elbow Plank

3. Raised Leg Plank

Align your body in an elbow plank and raise one leg above the other. Maintain the position for 30 seconds, then switch legs. Again, hold it tight for 30 more seconds.

5-Min Plank Workout - Raised-Leg Plank

4. Side Plank

Do this exercise for at least 30 seconds on each side. Try to maintain a straight line from your head to your feet.

Side Plank

To get the most out of this plank workout, try to repeat it two more times per day.

Tip: Engage your abdominal muscles as much as you can during the entire workout!

5-Minute Plank Infographic

Here is a pinnable infographic with the 5-minute plank workout.

5-Minute Plank Challenge

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