Get Stronger

In month 6 of our 12 Healthy Habits challenge, the focus turns to building muscle.

5 Core Moves

All you need is a stability ball and a mat. Tone your abs and strengthen your back to improve your posture and balance.

Plank with Side Leg Touch
David Martinez

Plank with Side Leg Touch

Target: Hips and lower abs

Start: Assume a plank position: forearms and hands on mat, body lifted, holding body weight between arms and toes. Do not lock knees. Keep abs pulled toward spine, shoulders down and back, and head in line with spine. Avoid arching back, lifting butt, or dropping hips to one side.

Move: Lift right leg out to right side, and touch floor with toe. Bring leg back to center, then move left leg out to left side. This equals one rep.

Repeat: Perform two sets of six to eight reps with one minute of rest between sets.

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