12 minute full body plank workout

by purelytwins

Happy Monday friends! Sorry for our late post today (been having internet failures, anyone else?)

Well, after a few days of taking it easy and enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday we are both ready to get back into our normal routine. And what better way to get back on track than through holding plank?!? Especially #plankworkouts 🙂 Who is with us?

Today we have a video and pictures showing the exercises for our newest #plankworkout. It is a 12 minute interval full body plank workout that is great to do a few times a week or for those that are advanced we feel it is a great warm-up.

Have your gymboss timer set for 12 rounds of 10 second and 50 second intervals. You will get to rest for 10 seconds and work hard for each exercise for 50 seconds. Remember to do this at your own pace and take breaks when needed. And consult your doctor before doing any major health or fitness related changes or exercises. 

Remember if you do the workout please use the hashtags #plankworkout #purelytwins

And tag us on instagram – @purelytwins and @purelytwinsfitness


plank-12-minute-FULLbody-workout (click for printable PDF)


Great full body workout that is perfect as a quick workout or as a warm-up! If new to planking, remember go at your own pace and consult with your doctor before staring any new program.

For other plank workout  ideas check out our:

easy plank workout to start off if new to planks

8 minute plank workout

plank and bridge workout

advanced 5 minute plank workout with pulls-ups and push-ups

our first 5 minute plank workout

What can we say we love our planks!

What is your favorite plank exercise?  Are you liking our plank workouts? Is there anything you would like to see from us in terms of workouts? Any questions let us know! 

See you in the next workout.


Lori (and Michelle)

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 26, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Wowza that looks like an ab – and butt! – killer. Love it!

purelytwins November 26, 2012 - 4:45 pm

oh ya 😉

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie November 26, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Looking forward to giving this try! I’m recovering from a spinal injury so these kind of core-focused workouts are IDEAL for me. 🙂

purelytwins November 26, 2012 - 4:45 pm

glad to hear it Caity!!

Coco November 26, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Great workout girls! looking forward to giving it a try!

purelytwins November 26, 2012 - 4:45 pm

thanks Coco!

Candice November 26, 2012 - 5:25 pm

I can’t wait to try this this week! Thanks!

Tina @ Best Body Fitness November 26, 2012 - 8:47 pm

You guys and the plank workouts keep getting better and better. This one looks killer!

purelytwins November 26, 2012 - 10:05 pm

thank you so much Tina 🙂 HUGS

Miz November 27, 2012 - 5:34 am

Im in!!!
Ive got about 15 minutes for me and my workout today….
This nails it.

Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) November 27, 2012 - 7:34 am

While I DO love all plank exercises, I have to say that I love side-plank with a twist at the END of a workout. Feels great to stretch out while also working my muscles.

Krista November 27, 2012 - 7:53 am

Thank you, this is a great plank workout. I love using the gliding discs to add variation to my plank workouts. Knee tucks, mountain climbers, plank jacks, plank to pike, etc. It is amazing how planking becomes a total body workout 🙂

raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen November 28, 2012 - 9:52 am

Another great workout, ladies! Love the side plank leg lift!

purelytwins November 28, 2012 - 12:55 pm

thanks Raechel ours too 🙂

Hannah R. November 29, 2012 - 11:01 am

Woke up a little late this morning so I didn’t have a lot of time for a workout! I tried this out along with a short cardio circuit. I loved it:) Very challenging and effective! Thanks girls.

purelytwins November 29, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Hannah awesome!!!

Cara's Healthy Cravings November 30, 2012 - 8:55 am

Just finished the 12 min. plank workout! It was a fabulous warm-up, so thanks for sharing. I loved how you reminded me to smile…it made me giggle during my plank 🙂

Veronica December 17, 2012 - 7:17 pm

LOVED this workout! I really appreciate the fact that you didn’t cut anything out- you did it in entirety with us! 🙂 Will be coming back for more! …now if only I could master the socca recipe… 😉

Jenna W December 21, 2012 - 11:12 pm

Where is your I heart 13.1 shirt from!? I love it!! And have been looking for something similar forever!

purelytwins December 22, 2012 - 8:16 am

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Jenna W December 22, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Thank you!!

lulu PINELO December 23, 2012 - 11:43 pm

this workout is x4 ?

or as many as you can… up to 8rounds?

thanks! excelent want to try it!;)

purelytwins December 24, 2012 - 8:46 am

each 50 seconds you do one of the exercise and do as many reps as you can.

Harmony January 22, 2013 - 9:42 pm

I love this and excited to have discovered your blog. Just got a tabata timer but have yet to figure it out. Hope to use it for this awesome plank workout. thanks!

purelytwins January 23, 2013 - 8:38 am

awesome and welcome!!!

Colleen April 4, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Killer!!! Did this for the first time today, and I was shaking and sweating the whole time. You ladies are beasts!

purelytwins April 5, 2013 - 8:45 am

awesome Colleen! great job!! 🙂

LiLy713 November 5, 2013 - 11:28 am

Finished off my workout with this today…so killer! My whole body is exhausted. Thanks!

purelytwins November 5, 2013 - 2:32 pm

great job!!!

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Alison September 3, 2014 - 8:42 pm

I decided to do the 12 minute plank workout nightly with the give it 100 challenge (100 days of doing something). Tonight was the first night. The workout is tough for a beginner like me but, it’s good. My arms may be jello for tomorrow night…maybe for a while…but after 100 days I pray to look as smooth as the Purely Twins!

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