Adding planks and plank variations can be a great way to dynamically warm up or enhance your workout with some strength training either before or during walking.
Planks are an awesome exercise because they can be done anywhere and many of the variations do not require additional equipment. If you can count to 30 seconds in your head – you are good to go.
Clicking on the elbow plank below, will lead to a site which has many variations on the standard plank. A person could work their way down the list or choose a different version to try with each warm up.
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Additional plank tips
- Holding a plank pose for 15 seconds is a good place to start.
- Increasing the time or amount of sets varies the intensity.
- Try to build to 30 seconds and repeat three times with your favorite plank exercise.