New Move Monday: “Hip Drop” It Like It’s Hot

I end all of my Pilates classes with a plank series where we do lots of different variations of them. This combination is one of my favorites and is really hard (especially if you do the hip drop!). Add this into your daily workout!

REPS: 2-3 sets of 10-12

(You can combine this exercise however you’d like, doing one set of elbow to knees, then the next with hip drops, or mix them up each set!) Also,  if you want a quick circuit, do 15 mountain climbers, 15 second plank hold, then this move! Repeat 2-3 times!


Knee to Elbow: (to start)

Go into a plank position. (I use a straight arm, but feel free to stay on your forearms) Take one knee and touch the opposite elbow. Return to starting position, then repeat on the OTHER side. Alternate sides until reps are completed. Keep that tummy tight and remember to breathe!

Hip Drop: (make it harder!)

Take one leg and instead of going towards the elbow, drop (think “collapse”) the hip to make it parallel with the ground. Your arms should bend down a bit as you do this. Come back to starting position and switch to the other side. Alternate sides until reps are completed. (Don’t let the legs touch the ground!)


  1. ChyAnne Huyser says

    Clare-You are such an inspiration!!! SO happy to have stumbled upon your blog/website yesterday. I am a busy Mom of 4 little ones and I manage a gym. I’ve been looking for a way to cram everything into not very much time. I recently started thinking about doing a group exercise class combined with a Bible study! Your website has totally given me the inspiration to go for it! Thanks so much for all that you do! :) In Christ, ChyAnne

    • says

      Thank you ChyAnne! i am so glad you found my site and I’m thrilled you are here! Keep me updated on your exercise class/bible study! I think it will be well-received!!

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