Fitness Tip: Plank Variations

Fitness Tip: Plank Variations

Planks are a wonderful exercise for trunk, hip and shoulder stability and moving planks are far more effective and burn more calories than isometric planks. So once you’ve mastered the plank it’s time to start moving in that plank, to start challenging the core and to start burning more calories. Plank with Walk In: From the full plank position with hands under shoulders and back straight, walk into a tuck […]

Fitness Tip: Jackknife Crunch Variation

There are many variations of the Jack Knife Crunch, each targeting different muscles of the core. The Straight Leg Jack Knife Crunch targets the abdominals, primarily. Start by lying on your back and extending your legs out straight and arms overhead. Then simultaneously raise the arms to meet the legs above the hips as you contract the abs. The Bent Leg Jack Knife Crunch puts less pressure on your spine […]

Fitness Tip: Battle Ropes Snowboard Shuffle

Battle Ropes are a super effective, full body, low impact training tool that not only develop strength but increases aerobic and anaerobic capacity as well. The Snow Board Shuffle combines two moves; a lower body ski jump with an upper body alternate vertical arm swing. The ski jump is a two footed lateral, rotational hop using the quads, hamstrings, adductor muscles including the glutes. While the alternating arm vertical swing […]