Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Arm-Plank

Remember the good old Plank? I've got a great advanced variation for you guys and girls: the one arm-plank. It's simple: assume the standard push up position, remove one hand (leaving the remaining hand in the middle). Pause for 10-40 seconds (repeat on the other side). This variant focuses more on the forearm/shoulders, but it's still a great core exercise. Do 2-4 sets.

Pros:
  • Great core and upper-body builder.
  • Can be done anywhere.
Cons:
  • Can be brutal, you need decent stability and strength to perform this move properly. Make sure you master the standard plank before attempting this.