Primary muscles: Core, shoulders
Secondary muscles: Legs, arms
Equipment: No equipment
PLANK KICK THROUGHS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start in a plank position with your body in a straight line, your hands under your shoulders and your feet shoulder-width apart.
2. Lift your right hand and your left foot off the floor, rotate your hips to the right and kick your left leg to the right.
3. Rotate your hips to the left, return to plank position and then repeat on the opposite side.
4. Keep alternating sides until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your back flat, tighten the core and maintain your spine, head, and neck in a neutral position. Exhale as you rotate the hips and kick the leg under your body, and inhale as you return to the starting position.
The plank kick throughs is a great exercise to tighten the core and strengthen the upper body. This exercise improves your posture and balance and boosts your cardiovascular fitness.
SETS AND REPS
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