Move Of The Week: Push To Plank

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Introducing the Move of  the Day!

Every week we’re going to help you learn a new move or perfect your form. This week is what we like to call Push to Plank. Here’s what you do:

Position: Shoulder plank. Hold for 5 seconds then “push it up” to a long arm plank. Hold for 5 seconds then back to shoulder plank.

Do this 10 – 15 times (each time you push up it counts as one).

On the last shoulder plank, hold it for 30 seconds to one minute depending on your fitness level.

For a modified version, situate yourself on your knees instead of your feet.

Note: Be sure elbows are underneath the shoulders. Your butt should not be sticking up in the air. Last but not least hold those abs tight and DO NOT let your back sink.

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Women’s Health

Move of the Week by Helen Byrne, personal trainer at Forrest Hills

 

Catherine Mendez

Catherine Mendez is the Editorial Assistant at Lucille Roberts. With a B.A. in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, writing is her calling. A born New York City gal, Catherine is a social media lover and runner (when it’s warm out). A magazine hoarder, hopeFUL romantic, and avid list maker, she is looking to polish up her yoga skills. Catherine never parts with her iPhone so follow her: @cathjmendez

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