Inching Elbow Plank

  • Skill Level Intermediate
  • Type Strength Training
  • Equipment No Equipment
  • Body parts Abs, Back, Hips, Shoulders

The inching elbow plank helps to increase lumbar and abdominal strength while developing stability throughout your shoulder and hip region.

Instructions

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    Start in plank position, with your elbows directly beneath your shoulders, forearms on the ground, and feet hip-width apart.
  2. Inching Elbow Plank
    Tighten your abs and raise your hips into the air as your take small, alternating steps forward with your feet, keeping your elbows stationary. Then, inch your feet back slowly to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Aim to create a triangle with your hands and feet being the base.
  • When in a plank position, your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
  • Do not allow your torso to rotate as you move your feet.

Advanced variations