How to Win With Your Plank
Sure, planks build incredible abs and chiseled shoulders, but here at GymnasticBodies, we’re going to make sure you have fun with them too! This is how you can enjoy a variety of the most effective plank variations to keep your workouts fresh and fun while reaping their ab and upper body benefits!
Plank With Purpose
Simply knowing what planks can do for your body and where they can take your fitness will improve your plank motivation, form, and as a result… your physique. Begin to build your gymnastic body by planking with intention!
Planks will train your entire core to stabilize your spine, which transfers seamlessly into daily life. With the proper plank variations in your regimen, you will notice improvements in your posture and even how you breathe.
Your joint health and integrity is also drastically improved from planks because they require your wrists, elbows, and shoulders to support your weight for prolonged periods of time. Using the progressive plank variations in our beginner level GSTTM courses, you can safely improve the pliancy and resiliency of your joints’ connective tissue.
Planks are already one of the most recognizable core exercises, and for a great reason, but they are even more prevalent than most people realize. In fact, every four years the best plankers in the world grab a set of gymnastic rings and perform marvelously difficult and seemingly impossible plank variations. While doing so, they also display the incredible physiques that were developed using, you guessed it, planks!
Like with all GymnasticBodies exercises, planks have an end goal in mind. By mastering basic plank variations you are setting yourself up to have an incredibly well-rounded physique and the ability to move on to intermediate and advanced plank variations. Imagine yourself in a perfect plank position with your feet hovering in the air behind you! This exercise is merely an advanced version of a plank and can be learned using the core progressions from the GB Online Courses!
GST Plank Varieties
Plank forwards, side-to-side, and even in reverse! Since planks use your entire core as well as your shoulders and arms to keep you stable, they will wake up the smaller stabilizing muscles surrounding those areas. Training your body to hold static planks in a variety of positions will not only keep your exercise routine fresh but it will target different sections of your abdomen, side body, back, and arms.
Side Planks: Combining oblique strength and the challenge of a single arm support, side planks are one of the most powerful plank variations for improving your trunk, shoulder, and arm stability.
Rear Supported Planks: Like table positions and reverse planks require you to bring your arms behind you which is seldom done in our day to day lives. This makes them an especially refreshing way to work on your upper body strength, shoulder mobility, and keep a crisp routine.
Moving Planks: Once you have perfected a stable, strong position in a number of basic plank postures, it’s time for you to start moving around in your plank! This active expression of planking will multiply the benefits of normal, static planks. Spicing things up with these locomotive planks is tough stuff so you’ll want to be sure you have perfected the basic variations found in our Foundation One Course first.
Side planks, single arm planks and rear supported planks are all excellent ways to mix up your core routine. The GymnasticBodies Online Courses have dozens of ways keep your core training new, effective, and exciting.
Improve your strength with plank variations like this from the GB Online Courses.
- Planking Gymnastic Strength Training style is your ticket to ripped abs and stronger shoulders!
- With GymnasticBodies, your core workouts will always be stimulated with new and exciting plank variations like side planks, rear supported planks, and even moving planks.
- Incorporating plank variations from the GB Online Courses is a surefire way to improve your posture, protect your joints from injury, and get fit.
With GymnasticBodies Planks you can enjoy your core workout and still reap their many health benefits.