Gratitude to popsugar.com for the following yoga fitness story.

Plank is one of the most effective total-body moves, so here’s a new challenge for you to conquer — a five-minute plank. Since holding a straight-up plank wouldn’t be any fun (and could end up causing an injury), this challenge mixes up five basic variations to not only tone your abs and arms, but to target the obliques, legs, and upper back as well. Here’s an explanation of how to do each one, followed by the two-week plan.

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1. Plank

Balance on the hands and toes with the body in one straight line, hands underneath the shoulders and feet hips-width distance apart.

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2. Side Plank With Leg Lift (Right Side)

Balance on the right hand and the outside edge of the right foot with the body in one straight line. Raise the left arm and leg in the air.

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POPSUGAR: 2-Week Plank Challenge: Build Up to a 5-Minute Plank

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