Alternating High and Low Plank

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Exercise: Alternating High and Low Plank
Target Muscles: Abdominals, Shoulders
Load: Bodyweight
Sets: 3
Reps: 10

  • Get into a high plank position, supporting your weight on your toes and the heel of your palms
  • Heel of your palms should be directly below the shoulder
  • Keep your body straight, the key is to have a neutral spine
  • Get into a lower plank by bending and dropping your elbow on the floor
  • Do 10 reps, starting on the right elbow
  • Do 10 reps, starting on the left elbow
  • That is your one set

TIPS:
* Make sure that your have a lot of space between your ears and your shoulders, be careful not to shrug the shoulders toward your ears
* Keep your core tight and glutes engage
* Keep your neck neutral, don’t let your head droop down
* Keep breathing

Plank With Leg Raises

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Exercise:  Plank With Leg Raises
Target Muscles:  Core, Glutes
Load:  Bodyweight
Sets:   3
Reps:  10 each leg

  • Get into a prone position on the floor, supporting your weight on your toes and your forearm
  • Your elbow should be bent and directly below the shoulder
  • Keep your body straight, the key is to have a neutral spine
  • Alternately, raise and lower your legs
  • Breathe out as you raise your leg
  • Breathe in as you lower your leg

TIPS:
*Make sure that your have a lot of space between your ears and your shoulders, be careful not to shrug the shoulders toward your ears
* Keep your core tight and glutes engage
* Keep your neck neutral, don’t let your head droop down