In this week’s Plank Challenge I introduce PLANKENSTEIN!!! This has become a favorite exercise of mine over the years, I think mostly because of the cool name I came up with. This is surely a progression for the basic plank. If you can not perform the basic plank with ideal form for 60 seconds, work on it before progressing.
Resistance Band (keep it light!)
Heavy Kettlebell (you don’t want it to move!)
Loop band through the handle of the KB and make sure the two ends are even.
With thumbs looped around the handles of the band and in good plank position alternate extending each arm.
Keep your hips as stationary as possible maintaining stability throughout the body.
*You may also drop to the floor in between each repetition if holding is too difficult. Form is key!!!