Give Planks Workout Plan

give planks workout plan! an effective and balanced fitness plan leading up to thanksgiving!

Welcome to our Give PLANKS workout plan! A plan to keep with a balanced and effective fitness routine leading up to Thanksgiving. As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes and honor your body. Modify as needed along the way!

Here are the links to all of the workouts (the first numbers in each row correspond to the date in November. This starts Monday, November 10.) On Thanksgiving, I’d love my Instagram to EXPLODE with pics of you doing your plank challenge! Bonus points if you get the fam to join in with you. 😉

10: Barre Blast + Barre Strength + Ab Burner

11: Easy steady state cardio (40 minutes)

12: No cardio; 1 minute plank (plank for as much of that 1 minute as possible)

13: Tabata Circuit (x3) + 10 minute jump roping

14: Steady hills: 30 minutes steady state. Keep a moderate pace but alternate between challenging and moderate inclines

15: OFF + 1 minute plank (plank for as much of that 1 minute as possible)

16: Compound Crusher (x3) + 10 minutes steady state

17: HIIT & Steady (20 min each)

18: OFF

19: Upper Body HIIT + Standing Core

20: Lower body barre burner x3 + 10 minutes hills (increase resistance to your most challenging point. Hold it there for 1 minute before decreasing and repeating for 10 minutes total)

21: Steady state; easy 30-40 minutes

22: OFF + 1 minute 30 second plank (plank for as much of that 1 minute and 30 seconds as possible)

23: Arm burner + 20 minutes HIIT (.25 miles easy, .25 miles hard. Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes)

24: Lean lovely leg burner + 15 minutes cardio of choice (no intervals)

25: OFF

26: Head to toe workout

27: Give planks challenge!! Set the timer for 5 minutes and plank for as much of that 5 minutes as possible. Feel free to modify by going onto your knees, or take rests as needed during the 5 minute block. Leave a comment on this page each time you complete a workout, and be sure to tweet/Insta #giveplanks @fitnessista

28 Comments

  1. Mya on November 6, 2014 at 6:48 am

    So excited for this! I always love your workout plans. =)

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      thank you! hope you enjoy it!!

  2. Jennifer on November 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

    This looks great. I’m currently following Suzanne Bowen’s Fit for Fall challenge but will keep this rotation for a later date.

  3. Carly on November 6, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Yay, yay! Even though I had Thanksgiving last month, I’ll definitely participate in this 🙂

  4. Cara on November 6, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Yay! This will keep me going when I think in too busy:)

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      so so awesome!

  5. Katie Hood on November 6, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Yes!! I’m so happy this little plan popped up in my inbox today! I need my butt kicked and these workouts are just what I need to do it. Thank you, Gina!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      <3! xo

  6. KA on November 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Thank you!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      happy to do it! xo

  7. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner on November 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Super creative!

  8. Jackie on November 10, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I can’t wait to get started today!

  9. Jackie on November 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Oh I meant to ask….which video do we use for thr Barre Blast today? Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on November 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

      it’s the one i posted on thursday! i’ll add the link for you too 🙂

  10. Gabrielle on November 10, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Yay! Just joined the plank party 🙂

  11. Jackie on November 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    1st day done and loving it!

  12. Nour @ GreenShushi on November 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Day 1–check!

  13. Katie H. on November 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Day 1 done!

  14. Brittany on November 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Finished day 10!

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      high five!!

  15. Joanna on November 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I am a day behind, but I did workout number 1 today. I am a big ol’ sweaty mess. I could barely get myself to complete the ab burner. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s workout. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      so glad you got a great workout!

  16. Brittany on November 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Took the dog running for day 11! Feeling great!

  17. Pam on November 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Question: 10 minutes of jump roping .. is that a solid 10 minutes, or what?

  18. Nour @ GreenShushi on November 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Day 2 and 3 done today–My baby boy kicked my butt yesterday, so I got both days done today. Phew!

  19. Nicole on November 19, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Thanks so much for this, Gina! I’ve been following along (swapping OFF and ON days based on my schedule) and it’s keep me motivated (and sore) pre-Thanksgiving! The Tabata circuit was an AMAZING workout.

  20. Amanda on November 22, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Thank you for this workout plan. Its the best balance of rest and manageable workouts that I have seen in a long time. I’m loving it and sad to realize there are just a couple days rest. Thanks for getting me back to doing all out sprints again!

    • Fitnessista on November 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      so happy to hear that you’re enjoying it!!

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