8 minute plank workout

Happy Monday friends!

Anyone else having a harder time getting out of bed in the morning with the season changing?

Also, the weather is really starting to get chilly.  Think summer is finally gone and fall is here which is our favorite time of the year!

Missed something over here on purelytwins – recap: Lori’s  weekend was full of waffle making, Michelle’s was full of pancakes and football. And did you see our snack muffin recipe?

Today is a new day to start off on the right foot.

Time to refocus and get things done! 


Speaking of time to refocus and to start something new to get the week started with a bang…we got a brand new plank workout for you!

You can read more about  our plank workout to get yourself caught up in case you missed it the first time.  We have been doing planks since January/Feb 2012, we started at 2 minutes and worked our way up to 5 minutes by April for Lori’s wedding. We challenged ourselves with another 5 minute plank workout, now we are challenging ouselves more.

There is no denying how much we enjoy planks on a daily basis.

How we enjoy the burn. How we enjoy the daily movement for our bodies.

If you are new to planks check out this great way to start for beginners doing planks and bridge.

Remember to grab your plank button to join along with us.

the code for button is in our  right side bar –>

Let us know if you do planks as we would love to highlight you on the blog!  

Thanks to these amazing ladies for sharing how they are loving planks!

Trisha love that you are spreading the plank love!

Hope you enjoy the video of our new 8 minute plank workout!

8 minute plank workout-01

plankworkout-8 minute  (Click here for a printable)

Get your Gymboss Interval Timer ready!


This workout truly is a full body workout from your abs, to your arms, shoulders, and legs. It is great as a warm-up for a workout or if you are short on time it’s great for a quick effective workout.

Twins Question: What is the shortest workout you have ever done? What has been your longest workout?  Are you doing your planks?  

PS: Lori is taking the next step in her new career path today.

PS. If you want to  more great real time full length workouts. Workouts that won’t take hours out of your busy day yet will give you amazing results. Join our online training club to start your fitness journey.

27 Responses to 8 minute plank workout

  1. Holy cow, 8 minutes?! Amazing!
    Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile recently posted..Marvelous MondayMy Profile

  2. I do planks all the time. I usually do three 1-minute holds, and sometimes add some torso twisting to “increase the burn”. :) I think it’s one of the best core exercises you can do! And I have your plank button on my blog to spread the word.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Date Night DinnerMy Profile

  3. LOVE planks. They’re “portable” and this workout offers some great variation. I truly notice a difference in my body when I incorporate daily planks. Looking forward to this new challenge! (pinning now)
    Katie @wishandwhimsy recently posted..Eat REAL Food.My Profile

  4. Taylor says:

    Thanks! This looks great. I will by trying it soon and I’ll let you know how it goes. Your 5 minute workout was killer so I’m sure this will be too!

  5. 8 minutes! Wow! You ladies are amazing!

    I have to say, your plank challenges have been such a huge inspiration to me. I started with three minutes, then when you two moved up to five minutes, that gave me the push I needed to go there too. I now do a five-minute plank almost everyday. To help pass the time, I usually watch Youtube videos from my favorite bloggers (like you!).

    I love the challenge to go up to eight minutes! Can’t wait to push myself tomorrow! : )

  6. Kaila says:

    Love it! Thanks for the inspiration…I haven’t been able to work out the way I used to because I’m still healing from a year-and-a-half-long ankle injury that ended in a recent surgery…but you’ve inspired me to at least try to plank (now that I can dorsiflex my ankle again!). I’ve worked up to three minutes–nowhere near as amazing as eight, but it’s a start!
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  7. Miz says:

    and dont be me :0
    DONT WAIT TILL 42 to start planking….
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  8. Gillian says:

    You girls are so fit! I need you both to be my personal trainers, ok? :)
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  9. You guys are insanely tough. You rock!
    Tina @ Best Body Fitness recently posted..Move It Monday: LungesMy Profile

  10. you two are amazing! I love the graphic showing all the muscles that planks work!

    my shortest workout was an 8 minute zuzana torture session. my longest was running a marathon. :)
    Teri {a foodie stays fit} recently posted..The WeekenderMy Profile

  11. Lou says:

    Love a good plank! I’ve been doing a variation which my yoga teacher showed me…. in plank you bend one knee, draw it closer to your core and try and get it over to the opposite elbow – feel that burn ;)
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  12. hoping to try this TONIGHT!
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  13. Hailey says:

    Such a great workout! Loved how much it warmed my body up. I can feel the burn in my shoulders. :)

  14. Julie says:

    Just tried this out today…had to modify a little bit because of an injured foot, but it was great. I love the variations…thanks for sharing!
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  15. Mia says:

    one word: Ouchhh!

    You girls are tough! I could not hole it for the full 8min, had to go on my knees a few times, but it is cool…gives me something to aim for. A new goal to give me some extra motivation! Love it P.twins, thanks.

    • purelytwins says:

      awesome Mia! yes, first few times we did it we had to take a few breaks ;) so glad we can help keep you motivated! yay!!

  16. Emily Friend says:

    I did it!! I had never done plank for such a long time! Feeling fantastic :) Love you guys!

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