Did you know a plank is the most fundamental move? It is the strength building block for all other movements. A strong core is the cornerstone for efficient, strong, and powerful movements. Add in a TRX for a little more 🔥behind it ! Best overall body burn! Awesome work team!!
Side Plank Regressions and Progressions
Add side planks to increase your lateral core strength. These are a great substitution for lateral side bends or crunches. Side planks can also be used to increase your shoulder stability.
Start small and hold for 10 seconds at a time. Increase for 5-10 second intervals at a time. Aim for up to 1 minute per a side.
#1 side plank on bent knees- if this is a challenge start with hips on the ground, press up and hold for one second and return back
#2 side plank with bottom leg bent and top leg extended- increases the lever of the top leg, which increases the challenge
#3 side plank with legs extended and feet stacked- can also have feet staggered with top leg forward and back leg behind
#4 side plank with straight legs and top leg abducted- adds the challenge of keeping your leg stable in abduction, when your leg moves away from your center.
#5 side plank with top leg stabilizing and bottom leg bent- adds the challenge of working your adductors.
#4 and #5 are essential for runners. More to come later
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I must say I have the best friends in the world. They are always there to pick me up when I'm down. Working out is something I do to get away escape and blow off steam. Today @junniexbee and I went for a run along the boardwalk following with a full body circuit at the outdoor jungle gym. Here are some of our fun partnered workouts.
Grab a light dumbbell and give your side planks a little extra push today. Need more of a challenge than that? Bump up your weight each time then go back down for 1 of 3 sets. This will also feel a good burn in your arms and shoulders as well 💪🏼 #abworkout