Workout Wednesday: Sue Hitzmann's Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike Move

The creator of the MELT method offers a core-strengthening routine that takes no time at all.

Workout Wednesday: Sue Hitzmann's Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike Move
(Source: Sue Hitzmann, Art by Kristina Rodulfo)

Looking to shake up your fitness regimen? We've got influencers from the wellness world here to share their favorite workouts. Come back every Wednesday for a new exercise to try.

Who: Sue Hitzmann, creator of the MELT Method
Best fitness advice ever received: "Don’t over train. Your body needs to rest after intense workouts." 
Favorite pre- or post-workout snack: "I make sure I drink an efficient amount of water more than anything and then I love an apple with almond butter smeared on each ¼ of it."
Favorite workout gear: "I love Elisabetta Rogiani Couture Fitness gear. I wore it in the most recent MELT videos. They stay put, hug and contour my body, and fit perfectly."
Gym bag beauty essentials: "I love Mio products. Before a workout, I love the Workout Wonder, an invigorating muscle motivating gel ($33). And after I steam and shower, I slather the Skin Tight body serum on my belly and thighs ($56)."


Go-to exercise: Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike (5 minutes)

"I love one of my most advanced MELT NeuroStrength moves I call the Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike, aka PHTP. It’s a whole-body move that keeps my arms, belly and legs toned even when I can’t get to the gym. It’s the four most challenging positions to hold and repeat, and most people can’t do it so I would challenge anyone to try it—especially those folks who feel bored with their basic core, arm or leg workout routine. You can add it to any workout to give it a boost. I try to do four to seven reps, three sets, with slow, controlled moves, pausing in each position for one full breath in and out before moving to the next one. It’s a quick way to feel strong when I’m on the go and don’t have time for a full workout routine."

Workout Wednesday: Sue Hitzmann's Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike Move
(Source: Sue Hitzmann, Art by Kristina Rodulfo)

For a better idea of what this move looks like, refer to Hitzmann's demonstration, below!

Workout Wednesday: Sue Hitzmann's Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike Move
(Source: Sue Hitzmann)

Workout Wednesday: Sue Hitzmann's Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike Move
(Source: Sue Hitzmann)
Workout Wednesday: Sue Hitzmann's Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike Move
(Source: Sue Hitzmann)
Workout Wednesday: Sue Hitzmann's Plank-Hover-Tuck-Pike Move
(Source: Sue Hitzmann)

Former Associate Editor at StyleBistro. Willing to try any workout trend. Green beauty junkie. Fan of overdressing. Proud member of the cult of Beyoncé. Twitter/Insta: @kristinarodulfo Follow me: Google
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