Front planks are a great way to build strength and core control. If you are bored with the traditional front plank I always recommend adding rotational instability, especially if you can hold a normal plank for more than 1 min with perfect form. Perfect form means your legs are straight, Quads and Glutes are tight, Abs are sucked in, Shoulder blades are retracted (close together) and arms are straight.
If you can do this then its time to ramp it up by adding some rotational instability, which basically means… Lift something!!!! When you raise an arm it transfers all the load to the other arm and you then have to stop yourself from losing form or worse… falling over!!! It makes the exercise quite a bit harder, which is why it is important to be able to hold the traditional front plank for at least one min.
Let’s get to it already! Get on the ground in a traditional front plank position. Once you feel stable and engaged, lift your right arm and hold straight out, in line with your ear for at least 5 seconds. Be sure to not let your body twist, drop or raise! Lower right had back to starting position and then lift your left arm up to the same plank position. Repeat pattern for 1 min or until you lose form. Check out the video I made a few years ago from my YouTube channel! Please subscribe and have fun!