Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 256- Quadruped Walking to Plank

This exercise helps the body learn the best way to find a plank that is balanced from front to back.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start in Quadruped position with your hands directly beneath your shoulders and your knees directly beneath your hips.  Inhale to prepare and then exhale as you reach one leg along the floor beneath you and curl your toes underneath so that the foot can bear weight.  Inhale in this position and then exhale as you reach the other leg long beneath you.  Inhale as your replace one knee and then the other.  Repeat 8-10 alternating legs that start the motion.

Things to think about
Length, Length, Length and more and more length!  How long can you make your spine?  How long can you make the front of your hips?  How far can you reach your heels away from your tail? These are all questions that will help the plank.

Feel free to make fists with your hands if this exercise hurts your wrists.

1 comment:

  1. This is great! But one needs to lose weight before he/she works on the abs. What I did is nordic pole walking; it's perfect, and I'm recommending it to everyone who wants to lose weight. You'll not only get fit, but you'll have a good posture and longer stride when walking.

    Cindi Badillo