All Around Plank Exercise

Jun 3, 2011 by

All Around Plank Exercise

 

All Around Plank is quite a challenge. This exercise if done correctly will make you sweat and give you a great burn. It works an incredible amount of muscle groups at once, builds your Upper Body Strength and Core Strength.

All you need is a chair or a bench if you are at a gym ( people might stare at you if you are at the gym, but that shouldn’t stop you because you are there to get in shape ;) ).

You will start by getting into the plank position at one side of the chair, you will slowly walk your hands towards the other side until you make it all the way around. That counts as one rep.
Try doing 3 sets of 5 in the beginning and increase it to 10 as you progress.

Things to remember:

Keep your Abs Tight and your Back Locked. You should always use your Abs in every exercises, this is why it’s called The Core. Your strength will always come ¬†from the middle ( The Core ) out.

 

 

 


  • Eartha

    What a cool variation of the regular plank. I’m going to give this a try on my next workout.

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Hi Eartha :)
      This is one of my favorite planks, I try to do it for 1 or 2 minutes before and after each time I workout. If you are using a bench that’s not against the wall, you can even go all the way around, but doing it with a chair against the wall alone gives an amazing burn by it self.

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  • erlingtonjames

    Hiya Tatianna, I will be doing this from now on at the beginning of my workouts and I think another the Pike & Twist Exercise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rosa.carvalho.121 Rosa Carvalho

    Hi Tat! I tried this one today for the first time. I went for the 10 reps the entire time. I completed the 3 rounds, (30 reps) in exact 8min. and 8 secs. :) It’s a simple exercise but you’re absolutely right it’s a killer, oohh my shoulders! (Starting on the second round I had to pause and stretch about every five reps). I didn’t repeat the series once it was so hard on my shoulders (and also on my cardiac rhythm) but once I was still feeling some stamina I did a short HIIT right after: 12 rounds, 15 sec. work 5 rest, (4min.) of mountain climbers alternating with high knees. I also received a Christmas gift today, a minimalist trail sneakers so I debut (?) them on an hour trekking on this amazing forests nearby my house, and once it was such a bright shiny day today. I’m done for the day! :)