Plank Up

How To Do A Plank Up

The plank up exercise builds abdominals, core muscles and arm muscles. A plank up a full-body exercise and variation of a plank. This exercise is a really efficient one as it serves as an excellent core and arm strengthener.

How to do a plank up
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How To Do Plank Ups Right

1. Start in a push up position with the hands under the shoulders and the legs stretched out directly behind.

2. Squeeze the thigh and glute muscles to keep body and legs in a straight line, and lower down to the elbows one elbow at a time.

3. From this position on the elbows, press the hands into the floor one at a time to return to the push-up position. 

The Plank Up Modifications

Plank exercises build a strong core and can help prevent back injuries and improve stability. Plank exercise modifications are a perfect way to tighten your core, slim your abs, and shape your waistline. In comparison to crunches or sit-ups, planks put less strain on your spine and hip flexors.

The plank and its modifications is a full-body exercise that will tone your back, glutes, hamstrings, arms, and shoulders at the same time. The basic forearm plank is an ideal place to start, but why not multiply the benefits of planks by trying many of its variations. From the Side Plank to the Plank Jacks, these will a superstrong and perfectly looking six-pack.

Below I list some of the plank modifications for your inspiration:

  • Side Plank
  • Walking Plank
  • Spiderman Plank
  • Plank With Shoulder Taps
  • Forearm Plank
  • Plank Jacks

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