Ultimate Plank Fitness by Jennifer DeCurtins

By Jennifer DeCurtins

A secure, demanding, and powerful approach to center conditioning, planking is without doubt one of the most sensible how one can get healthy and toned. adaptations of planks are used throughout many health domain names together with conventional staff workout, own education, domestic routines, yoga, pilates, barre, CrossFit and extra. not just are planks ideal for crafting six-pack abs, in addition they goal shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, quads, and hamstrings. They raise the center fee, provide calorie-busting aerobic workout, and create fit muscle tone.

Ultimate Plank health beneficial properties a hundred diversified adaptations of planks that may be used to customise your exercise session. simply elevate the trouble of your center strengthening routines via including balance balls, gliders, and weights. each one workout contains a step by step photograph demonstration, issues of functionality, the place to interact, in addition to universal faults to discover how one can increase your health. eventually, CrossFit trainer, own coach, and health teacher, Jennifer DeCurtins provide you with ten 5-minute exercises incorporating a number of planks that you should use to focus on hassle parts and construct strength.

With numerous adaptations of the workout, starting from conventional planks to facet plank adaptations and planks utilizing exterior weights or risky surfaces, your whole exercise routine could be programmed round the plank! paintings your strategy to a fit middle with final Plank health.

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Ultimate Plank Fitness

A secure, not easy, and powerful approach to middle conditioning, planking is likely one of the top how you can get healthy and toned. diversifications of planks are used throughout many health domain names together with conventional staff workout, own education, domestic exercises, yoga, pilates, barre, CrossFit and extra. not just are planks excellent for crafting six-pack abs, in addition they aim shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, quads, and hamstrings. They raise the center cost, provide calorie-busting aerobic workout, and create fit muscle tone.

Ultimate Plank health positive aspects a hundred varied diversifications of planks that may be used to customise your work out. simply bring up the trouble of your middle strengthening routines by way of including balance balls, gliders, and weights. every one workout features a step by step photograph demonstration, issues of functionality, the place to have interaction, besides universal faults to discover how you can increase your health. eventually, CrossFit trainer, own coach, and health teacher, Jennifer DeCurtins will give you ten 5-minute routines incorporating a number of planks so you might use to focus on hassle components and construct strength.

With numerous adaptations of the workout, starting from conventional planks to aspect plank adaptations and planks utilizing exterior weights or volatile surfaces, all of your exercise session should be programmed round the plank! paintings your technique to a fit middle with final Plank health.

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Shoulders more forward than the wrists PAYOFF This plank offers both stretching and lengthening of the body. 3 0 // u lt i m at e p l a n k f i t n e s s • Once your hands have reached your feet, walk your hands back out to a high plank position, bracing your abs as you move. indd 31 TEXT f u l l pl a n k s // 31 5/14 4:45 PM 5/14 4:34 PM KEEP ARMS AND LEGS STRAIGHT FINISHING POSITION 26/11/14 5:40 pm 11/5/14 4:34 PM (Fogra 39) 39) Job:010-42022 Job:010-42022 Title:FW Title:FW -- Ultimate Ultimate Plank Plank Fitness Fitness (Fogra AC72493 Dtp:160 Dtp:160 Page:31 Page:31 walkOut FULL PLANK SKILL LEvEL: Intermediate MODIFICATION: Can be performed on knees (to make it easier) 32 // u lt i m at e p l a n k f i t n e s s Adding a walkout with the hands to a static plank creates a whole new challenge for the abdominal wall.

26/11/14 5:41 pm 11/5/14 4:34 PM (Fogra 39) 39) Job:010-42022 Job:010-42022 Title:FW Title:FW -- Ultimate Ultimate Plank Plank Fitness Fitness (Fogra AC72493 Dtp:160 Dtp:160 Page:40 Page:40 42022 - Ultim 42022 - Ultim ess ess :40 :40 SIDE PLANK SKILL LEvEL: Intermediate MODIFICATION: Can be performed on one knee (to make it easier) Add a leg lift to your plank to boost the challenge for your obliques and add some work for your hips. key perfOrmanCe pOints COmmOn faults • Place the working hand on the floor directly underneath the shoulder, and press into the palm to lift through the side body.

Extend the arm of the lifted side straight up; actively lift the side body up as high as possible. • Hips rotated forward or backward • Elbow placement not in line with shoulder PAYOFF This plank slims the waist and strengthens the side body. indd 59 TEXT 26/11/14 5:43 pm 11/5/14 4:36 PM (Fogra 39) 39) Job:010-42022 Job:010-42022 Title:FW Title:FW -- Ultimate Ultimate Plank Plank Fitness Fitness (Fogra AC72493 Dtp:160 Dtp:160 Page:59 Page:59 wrist grab SIDE FOREARM PLANK SKILL LEvEL: Beginner MODIFICATION: Can be performed on one knee or with split feet (to make it easier) 6 0 // u lt i m at e p l a n k f i t n e s s This variation is very similar to the basic side forearm plank, but you will rotate the chest and shoulder down a little bit and close the chest to be sure that you really use the obliques to perform the side forearm plank.

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