There are so many benefits when using plank exercises for building core strength, when you use it properly in your training plan.
Core strength is needed in every sport. You need to build a strong core for functional reasons. There are different core training for different athletes, fitness enthusiasts, yoga or movement practitioners.
The main point of core training is to stabilize, strengthen, power and endurance.
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DESIGNING YOUR OWN CORE TRAINING
Coaches use plank variation to strengthen the core stability. Either your sport is kickboxing, yoga, kettlebells or crossfit, to mention some. Here I will give you the benefits of the plank variation knees to elbow, so you can add it to your routine. You need to keep in mind your goals.
PLANK KNEE TO ELBOW BENEFITS
Promotes better posture
Increase stability along your spine
Increase wrist flexibility
Builds strength, balance, flexibility and stability
HOW TO PLANK KNEE TO ELBOW
Start in a plank position. Engage the abs and glutes, make sure your wrist, elbow and shoulder are in line. Bend one leg and bring your knee to outside the same elbow. This motion opens your groin up to the ground as you move your knee up. Return to starting position and repeat with the other leg. Keep it controlled but maintain a steady pace. You can plank knee to elbow for 25 repetitions each leg.
BODY PART WORKED
Abs, lower back, obliques, glutes, hip flexors, shoulders, chest