Planks don’t have to be boring! In today’s article, we are presenting new ways to make the plank exercises much more fun and also more focused on certain areas.
This exercise targets your abdominals, arms, and your hips. Core strength is the starting point of all movement. “It really is the key part of the body in any sport.” Plus, having good stability is crucial in order to react to the constantly changing environment around you.
1. PLANKS WITH TOE TAPS
Extend one foot out wide to the side keeping the leg straight and tap your toe to the ground, then bring the leg back straight with the body.
Repeat with the other leg, continuing to alternate in repeating the exercise.
Repeat these movements at a brisk pace for 30 seconds.
2. SPIDERMAN PLANKS
Start in a low plank position with your body in a straight line, your elbows bent and under your shoulders, and with your feet hip-width apart.
Bring your right knee to your right elbow extend your right leg back and return to the starting position.
Alternate legs at a brisk pace for 30 seconds.
3. JUMP PLANKS
Lift your body up to plank position standing on your hands and toes. Make sure hands are placed right beneath your shoulders.
Keep back flat and your hips aligned with legs and upper body. Feet together, bend legs, and jump out to a wide stance. Bend legs and jump back in to complete one repetition.