Plank Variations

Simple moves to strengthen your core

Even with limited time and space, you can still efficiently work your abs. In this week’s Keep it Fresh, Ashley and her coach IFBB Pro Summer Montabone share a few plank variations to help you build a strong core. These do-anymore moves can be modified based on your fitness level — whether you still need to work on your core strength, or you’re looking for ways to increase the burn in your abs. Check out the video and give these a try this week!

In addition to being an IFBB Pro, Summer Montabone is NSCA- CSCS certified and certified prenatal instructor. Summer is an advocate for wellness and seeing her clients live healthier lives, and Summer’s Fitness is the vehicle through which Summer changes people’s lives for the better. Summer is the founder of, comprehensive sports performance and Speed & Agility training, which offers not only developmentally appropriate middle and high school programs, but elite training for professional athletes, as well. In addition, she has founded Team VIP (Very Impressive Physique), which preps physique athletes for competition.

Keep It Fresh With Ashley K is presented by Gaspari Nutrition.

Ashley Kaltwasser

Ashley Kaltwasser is the three-time Bikini Olympia Champion and two-time Bikini International Champion. She is a Team Gaspari, Better Bodies and MuscleEgg athlete, sponsored by Liquid Sun Rayz & a former collegiate track athlete. Ashley believes that serious fitness doesn’t have to be boring. In her “Keep it Fresh” column, she share ways to keep your training and nutrition fun and flavorful.

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