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Strength Building Plank Variations

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Plank Variations

In this video, Alexa will show you four different variations of planks so you can build strength and work up to your planks.

 

The plank is an excellent abdominal and core exercise. To ensure you keep your core strong and stable, add the plank to your ab workout program.

 

Benefits:

Strengthening the core is an important aspect of any workout regimen. A strong and solid core looks and feels good. But more importantly, it helps to stabilize, balance, and power the body during about every other activity.

Core strength is the basis for all coordinated and powerful athletic movements. A strong core can reduce stress on the joints and allow you to achieve better posture. The plank exercise can also be used as the basis for a core muscle strength and stability test.

The plank is more of a strength-building exercise than a cardio exercise, but by engaging a range of muscles it can also help to boost your calorie burn.

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I'm going to be talking to you through four different plank variations to help you build strength and work up your planks.

Four Plank Variations

Hi I’m Alexa Hanshaw and today I’m going to be talking to you through four different plank variations to help you build strength and work up your planks.

 

First and foremost, we are going to start on our hands and on our toes. So placing your hands underneath your shoulders and then stepping back onto your toes, heels lifted pumping up

in between your shoulder blades. Core is nice and angaged.

 

Option number two, dropping down to your knees, making sure your knees are behind

your hips.

 

Option number three, coming down to your forearms, making sure your elbows are underneath your shoulders here and knees stay where they’re at.

 

And our fourth and final option is popping up on to your toes. Again, still popping up in between your shoulder blades and stepping back with your feet.

 

Now, those are four different plank variations that you can use to really build up your strength.

 

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