5-15 Minute Plank Workout

Well, I did it again…one more injury to add to the list. I decided to go for a 5 mile run on a whim with my mom (my multi-marathoner mom, that is) two weeks ago. I actually thought I did pretty well and felt good, considering I don’t think I’ve run more than 3 miles since my mud run last October. 🙂 Took it easy the next day but then when I attempted to run two days later, my foot had other ideas. I’ve never had a stress fracture before, but this felt different than any other pain. I got an x-ray and turns out I don’t have a fracture. This is good news…except that I the only thing to do now is sit back and “relax” (ha, not a word that comes up in my vocabulary often) until whatever it is heals. As you can probably imagine, the past two weeks have been pretty frustrating but I’ve tried to convince myself that my body is telling me to take a break and I should try to embrace it. Easier said than done, but in the meantime I’m doing more low-impact/upper body/ab workouts and will get back to the running and burpees in due time…ok, so maybe I’m not in a bug rush to get back to burpees. 😉

Here’s a plank workout that’s easily done at home.   One time through adds up to 5 minutes, so this can be a 5, 10, or 15 minute workout, just depends on what you are feeling!

10 Min Plank Workout
Plank Pulses

Plank Dips

Plank Toe Touches

Superman Planks

Plank Push-Ups

Spiderman Planks

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  1. Katrina-Marie says:

    Sounds like a good low-impact workout 🙂
    I am so sorry to hear about your foot- I hope you’re feeling better soon and that your body gets that much needed reprieve! xo

  2. Oh no! What horrible news to hear.I’m sorry. Hopefully by now you’ve healed up a bit more & are almost back to running. I’ll keep you in my prayers, Christa! xoxo

  3. Terribly sorry to hear about the injury…hope it’ll heal in no time so you can jump back on the wagon soon!

    • Christa says:

      Thanks Linda! I just started incorporating a little more “high impact” exercises this week and so far, so good! (knock on wood) 🙂

  4. I love how you have included videos! This looks like a really challenging workout! Also Christa, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you would like to accept/participate, my post is at http://kristenione.com/2014/05/06/versatile-blogger-award/. 🙂

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