How to: Plank Rotation
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Obliques
Exercise Families:Trunk Rotation
- Start by placing your forearms (wrist to elbow) firmly on the mat, ensuring that your elbows are directly below your shoulders. Your forearms should be crossed under your chest with your right fist in front of your left elbow and your left fist behind your right elbow. Extend both legs behind you and elevate your hips off the mat, resting on the balls of your feet. Brace your abdominals and ensure that your spine remains in a neutral position. This is your starting position.
- Shift your weight to your left side, release your right forearm and extend your arm upwards. At the same time, turn your torso to face the long edge of your mat, ensuring that you draw up through your obliques to keep your hips elevated. Lower your right arm and untwist your torso to return to the starting position. You should feel tension in your shoulder and core throughout this movement.
- Repeat on the other side and continue alternating between sides for the specified number of repetitions or time. Maintain control of your breathing throughout.
Alternative Exercises for No Equipment
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.