3-Way Plank

The 3-way plank is variation to the traditional plank that strengthens the entire core region while also increasing stability in the lower back. The three stages of this movement help to specifically target the obliques.


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    Get into a plank position resting on your forearms with feet close to one another. Hands should be planted on the floor beneath your chin and your hips off the ground forming a straight line from your shoulders to your feet. This is your starting position.
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    Slowly turn your toes, knees, and hips to one side as you reach one arm up to the ceiling and stack one foot on top of another in a side plank on your elbow. Slowly lower back to your starting plank and then repeat to the other side.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure to keep body in a straight line through entire movement.
  • Perform the exercise in a controlled motion.