PLANK SHOULDER TAPS⎮ High Plank Exercise Variation Tutorial ⎮ PLANKMAS DAY 8
PLANKMAS DAY 8
Today’s video features my all-time favorite plank variation: Plank Shoulder Taps! All my clients will know that I love making them work on this one and that’s because it has so many great benefits. The plank shoulder tap is not only a great core exercise, but it also strengthens your shoulders, triceps and deep core muscles as you need to work against the rotation of your hips. It’s challenging not to tilt your hips from side to side as your tapping your shoulders!
To make it a bit easier, you can place your feet about further apart. Just make sure you can still keep your hips down, shoulders active and hands right under your shoulders! The plank shoulder tap is also a great plank variation for beginners as it can be done on the knees or made easier by placing your hands higher (on a couch, bench, chair against a well, etc.) Both plank variations will reduce the difficulty of the exercise. In today’s video, I’m showing you the shoulder taps on knees variation.
WHAT IS PLANKMAS?
The main Plankmas Challenge is on my Instagram and I hope you’ll go check it out. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
We’re doing planks and adding +15 seconds of plank time every single day for 24 days! Today is day 8 and we’re on 2 MINUTES planks. But don’t worry, if that’s too long for you to hold a plank, you can divide that into as many sets as you want. Everyone can do Plankmas!
On my YouTube, Plankmas means that I’m uploading 24 plank variation tutorials (!), one for every day until Christmas. You can find the full PLANKMAS 2019 playlist here. I’m adding a new video to the playlist every day!
SIGN UP for my Plankmas Challenge (it’s FREE) on my Instagram.
In this eight video in the series, I’m doing a plank shoulder taps exercise tutorial. My goal is to show you how to do the rocking plank on elbows correctly, so we can safely do 24 days of planks without getting any injuries! Over the next 16 days, I’ll keep giving you daily uploads of some of my favorite plank variations and side plank variations so you can mix it up and have fun with the challenge! For demonstrations of some of the most common mistakes, make sure to check out my elbow plank tutorial so you know what mistakes to avoid!
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to comment below :)