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Day 5 of 5 Fitness Challenge: 🏋️ THE PLANK

Welcome to day 5 of the Get Moving Challenge. Wow, you made it! Congratulations! Today we're going to be doing the plank.


The plank is a great exercise to strengthen your core muscles. It's not complicated, but at the same time it will really test your strength.

This exercise doesn't involve movement. Rather, it involves holding the same position.

There are two simple ways to do the plank. The first is that you get down as if you're going to do pushups but don't actually go down. You simply hold this position.

(Low Plank)

The second is to go down onto your forearms and hold the position.

(High Plank)

Both ways are effective. As you do this, you'll find a strain on quite a few different muscles. This means it's working!


Okay, time to get down to business. Start by doing the plank for 10 seconds. If that's too difficult, do it for 5 seconds. You can add or subtract 5 second increments depending on the difficulty.