Hey Purely Fitters,

It’s Move-it-Monday!

And boy do we have a killer ab upper body workout for you.  Yep… it’s plank based. Get ready to work your core!

18 minute plank workout to sculpt your whole body and tummy

no regrets plank workout

One of the best ways to work the core is from all angles. And this workout does just that from plank hip rotations to jumping in and out to cross overs.

Your abs will be screaming by the second exercise. Even though this workout is core focused your whole body will be shaking.

If you are looking for a great workout to help strengthen and flatten your waistline do this workout.

get ready for 18 minute plank workout

A little workout that delivers a powerful punch!  Are you ready for 18 minutes of twisting, holding, jumping, and rotating?

twins planking

Let’s plank together. Time to push in this workout to get the most out of it.  One plank at a time 😉

Here is the workout breakdown:

18 minute plank workout #purelyfitlfie 40 Purelytwins

no regret plank workout  (click for printable)

We suggest:

  • A-fits (advanced peeps) :  Push yourself hard in each 20 second interval. Go deep in each exercise.
  • B-fits (beginner peeps):  Go at a slower speed, take breaks when needed. Do little movements when rotating. And don’t go as deep in the knee to elbow hold, just bring your leg up as close as you can to your elbow.  You can also try doing an interval of 4 rounds of 20 sec rest – 10 sec work and build you way up to the full interval.

Now get warmed up and come sweat it out with us in real time.


no regrets of who you are quote

Don’t regret anything, cause in the end, it makes you who you are!  We try not to look at things as regrets. Oh we regret doing that. Oh we regret eating that.  Instead we realize to let it go and it was a great lesson learned. It is what it is. Life is too short to hold back and have regrets.

And especially with workouts – you’ll never regret a great workout!! Promise!

Looking for more AB workouts? Love planks? Give these workouts out a try.

A fun time challenge plank workout.

Killer 10 minutes ab routine

12 minute full body plank workout

Here are more great ab workouts:

6 yoga moves for a solid core

22 plank variations

two core moves

4 min plank and core workout


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Also, we wanted to say HELLO to all of our new purely fitters! Thanks for your support…time to become purely fit in all parts of life.

 Twins Question: What is your favorite ab exercise? Do you like to plank?

We are off to go do our workout! Filming a new move-it-monday workout! Hope you have a killer workout today


Lori (and Michelle)

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22 thoughts on “No regrets 18 minute plank workout

  1. eeek this looks like it would hurt so much haha! i’ve been doing my planks for the 30 day challenge and i’m up to 1 min now and my whole body shakes towards the end haha. i expect that to continue. my favorite ab move is a lower leg terminal raise and reverse crunch.

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    1. keep it up girl! it took us months to hold plank for 5 minutes! don’t give up

      Posted on December 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm
  2. Love planks! I try to do them after every run and I have really noticed an improvement! This one seems a little daunting but I may have to give it a try anyways 🙂

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm
  3. I love all of y’all’s plank variations and this workout looks incredible!!!

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    1. thanks Kim, we had a lot of fun with this workout, it’s a tough one though 😉

      Posted on December 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm
  4. Plank is one of my favorite full body exercises! You ladies have come up with even more fun ways to do them 🙂 Can’t wait to try this one!

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    1. wahoo Alison for more plank love!! thanks!

      Posted on December 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm
  5. After this, I’ll be feeling my abs for days!! Looks great girls!

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm
    1. oh yes, our abs were a little sore 😉

      Posted on December 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm
  6. Wow, this workout seems really intense! I think I’ll do it in 2 sessions 🙂

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    1. Jennifer it is intense, take your time with it.

      Posted on December 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm
  7. Ohmygosh I can’t wait to try this.
    I just did your 8 min plank workout for the 1st time this past weekend… It was so freaking challenging. Haha but I loved it too of course.
    I’m so jealous of your two’s planking skillz.

    ( As a side note: when I was writing out the 8 min plank routine out to take with me to the gym, I noticed the mtn climbers exercise is missing from that post. At least I think it is anyway lol :), just a heads up).

    Posted on December 10, 2013 at 1:17 am
    1. THanks Sarah for the heads up! And we are so happy you enjoyed the 8 minute plank workout.

      Posted on December 10, 2013 at 7:57 am
  8. Couldn’t link to the week 11 workout scheduled so did this instead – WOW! Crazy but fun :)!

    Posted on December 10, 2013 at 5:51 am
    1. Toni oh no, we are sorry. We will go check the link. But glad you liked this workout!

      Posted on December 10, 2013 at 7:56 am
  9. WAHOO love this workout! We think alike, because I incorporate a lot of these moves into my strength training routine. They hurt so good…You two look fabulous! XOXO

    Posted on December 10, 2013 at 10:08 am
  10. U guys truly inspire! Attagirls! Keep it up!

    Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    1. thank you!

      Posted on December 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm
  11. THIS workout is literally my favorite. It’s one of the hardest workouts I’ve done in a very long time and should honestly be titled, Test Of Willpower Workout- it’s HARD. It just keeps going and going. Good news: my lats are sore each time I do this one, which is saying something! It’s the hardest body part for me to actually work.

    THANK YOU! (did this workout THEN the 21 Min Core Cardio workout… eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyy it hurts so good! http://purelytwins.com/2013/10/14/21-minute-core-cardio-workout-purelyfitlife-32)

    Posted on January 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm
    1. so happy to hear you like this workout! it’s one of our favs too!! yay! xoxo

      Posted on January 9, 2014 at 7:07 am