I hope you have been working on your plank from our last blog post "." Learning your basic plank position is critical before you move on to more dynamic and difficult exercises. There are so many ways to make your plank exercise more challenging. I hope your excited because the plank and its variations can get you the results you are looking for!
This blog post we will be focusing on the plank twist. To start this exercise make sure you are in your . From this position you will drive your right knee to your left elbow or arm pit and hold, contracting your abdomen. Bring the leg back and switch sides taking your left knee and drive it to your left elbow or arm pit and hold, contracting the abs. Make sure you focus on the hold and contract the abs for at least a count of two. Ab work is not all about how many reps you can do it is about the quality of the contraction.
By taking your basic plank and adding in the twist you will be focusing a bit more on those internal and external obliques along with all the other muscle groups mentioned in "." This variation will help you with your strength and overall ability to control your body in space.
To start work this variation count each knee drive and do 30 reps and rest for 30 seconds. As this starts to become easier, progress to 45 to 60 reps and rest 15 seconds. Work on this variation 3 or 4 days this week, and we will add an even harder variation in the following blog post.
Good Luck and challenge yourself!