Monday, April 20, 2015

4 Killer Plank Variations to Try Right Now!

Who loves planks?

Here are 4 killer variations that will set your abs on fire!

Plank with Leg Lifts
300x300 Siab
  • Get into plank position on your forearms with your abs in tight.
  • Engage your glutes to lift and hold one foot a few inches off the floor, foot flexed.
  • Repeat and then switch legs.
Plank Jacks
  • Start in a standard plank with your legs together.
  • Jump your feet out as if you were doing a horizontal jumping jack.
  • Jump feet back together. Don't move your arms!
  • Repeat as if your feet are doing jumping jacks, but your arms are completely stationary.
One Arm Planks
300x300 Siab
  • Start in standard plank position.
  • Slowly lift your right arm, extending it out in front of you.
  • Keep your back flat  and reach far in front of you.
  • Hold for as long as you can.
  • Repeat with left arm.
Knee to Elbow Planks
300x300 Siab
  • Start with a standard plank.
  • Slowly bring your right knee toward the outside of your right elbow.
  • Hold for 2-3 seconds.
  • Repeat on the other side.
Here is a video demonstrating the 4 moves:

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