9 Days of ABMas – Day 1: Planks


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Christmas is only 9 days away and I am off from school – What does that mean for you? That simply means that I have a bunch of time on my hands to inundate you with new blog posts, and get you motivated! Yess, I am pumped!

And this time I am doing something different. Everyone wants a great body in time for the holidays. And right about this time of the year, each and everyone of us is hitting the gym a million times a day, working round the clock to look great, on time for Christmas (or atleast a lot of us workout freaks are 😉 ). But we do not realize, is that you need to be doing the RIGHT exercises to achieve your goals. Let’s say you wanted great ab definition. You are not going to get it by running for hours on the treadmill or sweating it out on the elliptical. You need to be doing targeted ab exercises along with your cardio-vascular workouts!

And for the next 9 days I will be writing a post each day with a new ab exercise that is not only effective, but if done religiously, is guaranteed to give you the definition your are looking for.




Planks is a great way to work your entire body at the same time you are working your core. They supposed to stimulate upto 130 percent MORE ab activity than the crunch!

Advanced Move

To increase the difficulty on this move you can either do the following –

  • Add push-ups
  • Add side plank dips


2 to 3 sets of 30 TO 60 second hold

Hope you like it! Stay tuned for more ABMas posts! 🙂

About pallavisharma

Welcome to my blog! Apart from being a health and fitness freak, I love writing, and this blog is a perfect outlet for it. I am not a professional writer by any means, but would like to be someday, so I can inspire people far and wide. I am a project manager by day, and go to business school at night. I am happily married to the love of my life, and thoroughly enjoy being a stepmom to two of the most wonderful kids I know. The goal of my blog is just one word – INSPIRE. If I was able to help even one person enough to get them to change their life around for the better, I would consider myself extremely fortunate. I am super thankful to all my readers who have given me so much love and encouragement through the years. You guys rock! I will leave you with one quote – “Monotony is the awful reward of the careful. If you want to change and grow, you need to take risk” – John C. Maxwell

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