Happy Wednesday Fitnessistas! I’m linking up for Wild Workout Wednesday with a few tips and tricks I’ve learned from my trainer to help me get more from my core exercises. Hope you find them useful as well.
The plank-a common exercise that we all do-right? It’s easy to do or is it? Have you ever stopped to think about your form?
My trainer, Brian, is a stickler for form sometimes making me repeat exercises over and over again until I get it right. He would rather I do one rep correctly than a whole set incorrectly.
The plank is one of those often done exercises that, when done with good form, can yield great benefits. Done incorrectly, the plank loses effectiveness and can even cause injury.
Today I am sharing some of the tips & tricks that we use to “Perfect my Plank”.
-Engaging your triceps, abs & legs before you lift your body keeps the intensity on your core.
-Lift your triceps, abs & legs all at the same time.
-Think of lifting your body into the air instead of pushing it up.
-Keep your weight evenly distributed between arms & legs while drawing abs in.
-Elbows and shoulders should form a 90 degree angle.
-Feet are at a 90 degree angle to your leg.
Looking in the mirror while doing a plank can really help check your form. Hope some of my tips and tricks help you to Perfect your Planks.
Are you a stickler for form? Any tips for me?
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