Kiss Me Baby Plank
When it’s done right, a properly executed plank really fires up your core. Besides, babies love up-close eye contact and kisses, and the Kiss Me Baby Plank positions him beneath you, right in line for some lovin’. Planks keep you low to the floor, bringing you close to your little one. It’s a passive exercise so there’s virtually no chance of startling him, unless of course you’re a grunter. Heck, he might just think that’s funny and give you a giggle. If you’re a beginner to the joys of planking, set both knees on the ground for the first 30 seconds of your plank.
The basic forearm plank requires perfect form to engage the muscle group in your core. Oh, and our version requires a baby. Start in the pushup position and lower your forearms to the floor, extending your hands in front of you. Your shoulders are directly over your elbows. Both knees can be touching the floor to begin. Tuck your navel in, keep your back in a straight line and elongate your spine from your tailbone to the crown of your head. Now is a good time to give your baby a little kiss. Once you have mastered that position, tuck your toes and lift your knees off the floor. Concentrate on keeping everything straight and tucking your navel. Hold the position for 45 seconds.