The Dynamic Plank Exercise
We have given you four variations of the plank exercise to chose from. If you only have time for one exercise today we recommend one of these. The plank exercise on the Rooboard fully engages the core and stabiliser muscles.
You can perform at slow pace or at speed for the high intensity exercise benefits.
1. Plank Cross Step
The plank cross step is an excellent exercise for core strength and stability. As with all plank exercises try to keep the back straight as possible.
Tap the forward foot in line with its opposite elbow.
2. Plank with leg lift
The plank with leg lift using the Rooboard balance trainer is simple exercise for core strength. The Rooboard forces the core to engage to maintain balance which increases the intensity of the workout leading to faster and more pronounced strength gains.
3. Static Plank
The static plank can be performed from the hands or on the forearms. Keep the body as straight and tight as possible. Performing the static plank on the Rooboard increases the intensity markedly. First time users are amazed at the extra effort required and the targeted isolation of the core muscles.
4. Plank with side steps
Adding a side step to the plank adds a complex stability movement and increases oblique strength.
Again – keep the back as straight and tight as possible. This is a more advanced exercise. Do not sacrifice form for repetitions.