8 minute plank workout

by purelytwins

Happy Monday friends!


We got a brand new plank workout for you! It is only 8 minutes. We will admit this one is a tough one!

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 ourselves 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.

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

Thanks ladies for the plank love.

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

8 minute plank workout. Bodyweight. Full body burn!

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.

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

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.

See you in the next workout.


Lori (and Michelle)

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile September 24, 2012 - 11:03 am

Holy cow, 8 minutes?! Amazing!

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance September 24, 2012 - 12:24 pm

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.

purelytwins September 24, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Michelle oh yes love twisting! Thanks for spreading the plank love

Katie @wishandwhimsy September 24, 2012 - 8:26 pm

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)

purelytwins September 24, 2012 - 10:15 pm

thanks sweetie!!

Taylor September 24, 2012 - 8:56 pm

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!

purelytwins September 24, 2012 - 10:15 pm

awesome Taylor!

raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen September 24, 2012 - 10:18 pm

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! : )

purelytwins September 24, 2012 - 10:50 pm

awesome! yay! we are so happy to hear this keep it up!! xoxo

Kaila September 25, 2012 - 1:09 am

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!

Miz September 25, 2012 - 6:27 am

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

Gillian September 25, 2012 - 6:49 am

You girls are so fit! I need you both to be my personal trainers, ok? 🙂

purelytwins September 25, 2012 - 8:33 am


Tina @ Best Body Fitness September 25, 2012 - 7:02 am

You guys are insanely tough. You rock!

Teri {a foodie stays fit} September 25, 2012 - 1:19 pm

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. 🙂

Lou September 25, 2012 - 5:28 pm

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 😉

natalie@thesweetslife September 27, 2012 - 1:09 pm

hoping to try this TONIGHT!

purelytwins September 27, 2012 - 1:16 pm


Hailey September 27, 2012 - 10:11 pm

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

purelytwins September 27, 2012 - 10:29 pm

awesome yay!!!

Julie September 30, 2012 - 7:12 pm

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!

purelytwins October 1, 2012 - 8:39 am

awesome Julie!!! glad you liked it!

Mia October 6, 2012 - 11:12 am

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 October 6, 2012 - 11:50 am

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!!

Emily Friend October 9, 2012 - 6:42 pm

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

purelytwins October 9, 2012 - 10:08 pm

Awesome Emily!! yay

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