Plank Exercise Routine Animated
What's A Plank Exercise Routine?
It's a continuos plank exercise workout where you perform each exercise stance one after another with little to no breaks in between, as animated above. Think of it as circuit training for the plank.
What is Circuit training I hear you ask? Here's a wiki definition for you:
"Circuit training is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building and muscular endurance. An exercise "circuit" is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program.
A circuit should work each section of the body individually:
2.Core & trunk
Based on wiki's definition, the great thing about a good plank routine is that each section higlighted above will get a good workout.
A typical routine will consist of the following transitions consecutively following on from the last position with minimal rest:
1. Start - 10 seconds Front Plank
2. moving to 10 Seconds Left Side Plank
3. moving to 10 Seconds Right Side Plank
4. and Finish.
If you're still not satisfied, perform the circuit workout again, or add in some more advanced positions with increased times.
If you want to get clever, you can download the Plank Exercise App and select 'Combo Plank Mode' to set your exercise times and rest periods for an enhanced plank exercise routine workout instead.
By the way, if you are looking to strengthen your lower back, which should be key before embarking on any new exercise I suggest checking out the Lower Back Strengthening Section. This will be a great resource to help you strengthen you lower back if you suffer from pain or weakness.