Planks are hard, and planks are effective, but wouldn’t be cool to take it up another notch?
Well, too bad! I’ve taken an already challenging exercises and injected it with brutality juice!
In the bootcamps I teach, I like to include exercises that work multiple muscle groups at the same time. I want to be really efficient with time, and work as many body parts as possible.
Building upon my collection of SandBell exercises, the SandBell plank figure 8, makes your whole body scream! This exercise will build a rock solid core, and is phenomenal for the abdominals.
Plank Figure 8
- Find low plank position on your forearms, with the SandBell to the outside of one of your arms.
- Reach across your body and grab the SandBell that is outside of the opposite arm.
- Pull the SandBell across your body and place it on the floor on the other side. You will want to pull the SandBell far enough so that it ends up outside of the pulling arm when you set it down into low plank.
- Repeat for as long as you dare, but make sure to do the same number of repetitions on both sides!
Wide legs make it easier to stabilize the body in this exercise.
Work to keep your hips squared to the floor and prevent your upper body from rotating into side plank.
Keep your butt down, this is plank!
You can do this from your knees if you need to modify.