THE SEAL PLANK EXERCISE⎮ Plank Exercise Variation Tutorial ⎮ PLANKMAS DAY 11

PUSH UPS ⎮ Push Up Plank Exercise Tutorial ⎮ PLANKMAS DAY 12



Are you still with me?

I feel like I have done more planks in these 12 days than I have done throughout my entire career combined!!! And even though I always HATED planks, somehow, they’re not so bad anymore… I actually kind of like them. Plankmas, what are you doing to me?

On YouTube, PLANKMAS means I’m sharing a video with a new plank variation every single day throughout the holiday month. I want you to find inspiration and get creative with your planks! Today’s video features PUSH UPS. An exercise we all love to hate, but also a great way to work planks into your training of other muscle groups.

Push-ups are very challenging both when it comes to strength and technique, but ladies, once you have them down you’re going to feel SO POWERFUL when you do them. I know they can seem impossible to master, but as someone who used to have the upper body strength of a jellyfish, I am a prime example that you CAN build up your upper body enough to do a great push up (or 10). It just takes time, practice & maybe some supplementary strength exercises.

I suggest working on:

1: Rotator cuff muscles
2: Triceps
3: Lots of plank variations!

And of course, it’s ok to start with an easier version of the push up exercise. I suggest starting with the push ups on knees as shown in this video. You can also try the incline push up, which I didn’t show in this video.


The main Plankmas Challenge is on my Instagram @amandalouisefit. We’re doing planks every day and adding +15 seconds of plank time every single day for 24 days!

Today is day 12 and we’re on 3 minutes of 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 and everyone is welcome, no matter your fitness level!

Here on 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!

In this twelfth video in the series, I’m doing a plank exercise tutorial. My goal is to show you how to do a push up plank correctly, so we can safely do 24 days of planks without getting any injuries! Over the next 12 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 :)


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