Plank Variations for a strong core
We’re back with another workout and this time it’s all about core strength! If a simple plank is now too easy for you, here are 4 different plank variations you can try to challenge yourself.
Plank Form Check
Your shoulders are exactly above your elbows and your forearms are perpendicular to the floor. Engage your core (imagine drawing your belly button towards your spine) and squeeze your glutes. Your back might get slightly round (very slightly) as you contract your abs. Look down and keep your palms against the floor)
Plank Variations Circuit
Finish your workout with a little core burner: perform these 4 exercises back to back (with little to no rest) for 30 seconds each/each side. Repeat 3 to 5 times. This might burn slightly…
Knee to Elbow Plank
Adopt an elbow plank position then bring one knee toward your elbow (same side) then return to the start position before repeating with the other knee.
Plank with Hip Dips
Drop your hips to one side (stop just before your hip bones touch the floor) then drop to the other side.
Side Plank with Leg Lift into Hip Dips
Adopt a side plank position (resting on your elbow) then lift your leg up and hold for up to 15seconds. Then bring your leg down and start dropping your hip (stop before touching the floor)
Side Plank Reach Through
This time you’re extending your arm (shoulder and elbow aligned) before it goes across your stomach and reaches the other side of your body (your forearm is then coming between your ribs and the ground). Repeat the extension then reach through.