The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Fitness Friday: Plank Punches


I am so happy it is Friday!! My weeks usually fly but this week was going in slow-mo… so I am extra happy that we are finally here.

Today is a rest day for me. I got in some fabulous workouts this week, but my body is telling me to lay off the squats, pushups, and anything involving weights!

I wanted to share with you my favorite new exercise of the week!! We practiced Plank Punches this week in Boot Camp and I loved it. I am a huge fan of planks because they help to build a strong core. Having a strong core is the foundation for everything you do with fitness!


For this variation of the Plank you start in a Pushup Position on your hands and toes.


(Little miss Ava snuck in this picture! She can’t sit still)

Keep your body straight as a board. Lift up one arm and punch directly in front of you.


Return to your plank position and switch sides.


You can add this exercise into any workout! Try starting with 3 sets of 30 seconds! Remember to keep your core tight and your hips pointing towards the floor, so we get the most out of this exercise!

I am super happy to have no plans on my schedule this weekend. We are going with the “go with the flow” attitude and see what the weekend brings!! :)


Have you learned any new exercises? If so, please share! 

Are you a Planker?

Do you have any fun plans this weekend?

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!


  1. Oooh those are a good one that I always forget about!

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