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Day 6 of My 10-Day Plank Challenge: The Side Plank Scoop

April 21st, 2015


Hi Everyone!

It’s Day 6 of my 10-Day Plank Challenge and I hope you’re feeling GREAT!
Today’s challenge is the Side Plank Scoop–it’s like a T-Stand in Pilates.  This is an advanced one but give it a try, there are several variations that you can do, depending on your level.  In this video from my Fit, Firm & Fabulous workout from my 10-Week Plan, I will show you how to do this, along with some tips for upping the challenge if you’re more advanced or modifications if you’re just starting out.
The Side Plank Scoop is all about pulling you abs in, navel to spine, as you’re lifting that hand up high while you inhale, stretching up and lifting through the shoulders and then exhaling out all your breath as you scoop the arm down and through—think of it like you’re threading a needle. With this exercise you’re working both sides of that waistline targeting all your obliques.  And it even zeros in on those love handles!
If you’re a beginner you can place your knee on the ground.  Your goal is to try and balance, holding the position firmly with all your muscles engaged and your hips high as you work those side oblique muscles.  Try and do five scoops on each side and repeat this two times.    You are stronger than you think!
Hope you like the clip!  My Fit, Firm & Fabulous Workout is one of my very favorites from my 10-Week 360 Plan.  It’s great for toning the whole body and really focusing on tightening up those abs.  And you can do it, too.  Join my plan and you’ll get everything you need for working out, eating right and I will be there with you, motivating you every step of the way.  Summer is right around the corner!
Keep posting your pics and videos to your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #PlanksALot Denise!  The more pictures you post, the more times you’re entered into the drawing for a FREE MEMBERSHIP to my 10-Week Plan!  Who’s going to be the lucky winner?!!
Love always,