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Move of the Month – Plank to Pike

With Memorial Day right around the corner, you may be wondering how you can tighten up your midsection. We have just the exercise that you will love to hate as much as we do!

 

This move is such a great core strengthener and can be done almost anywhere! Try adding Plank to Pike into your next workout routine.

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Start in a plank position. This can either be on your hands or on your forearms. Your wrists should be aligned with your shoulders and your core should be nice and tight. You want to make sure your tummy is pulled in and not hanging. Make sure your back is straight as a board. You butt shouldn’t be up in the air (yet) and your hips shouldn’t be dipping under.

 

Once you find your plank position, start to slowly pike your hips up in the air, then dropping back down into plank. Make sure to keep that core stable and don’t forget to breathe!

 

Strengthen that core by adding this exercise to the end of your workout. Try performing 3 sets of 30 seconds each. If you are looking to challenge yourself, move it up to 45 seconds.