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March 13, 2021

4 Plank Variations You Need To Try Today with @remykam

Through our #LSpaceFitnessFridays series, we've grown to appreciate the healing power of movement. Yes, these are stressful times - so don't forget that a little exercise can go a long way in improving not just your body, but your mental state as well! LA-based fitness instructor Remy Kam is one of our favorites to have on our channel, and here she's giving us the low down on the ultimate core-crushing move: the plank.

Read on for Remy's top tips and modifications!

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4 Plank Variations You Need To Try Today with Remy Kam 

 

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Plank Pose #1: High Plank

  • Start on all fours on the floor, hands stacked directly under shoulders and knees under hips and your neck neutral and inline with your spine.
  • Step your legs back and press through your palms, actively squeezing your glutes together and drawing your bellybutton to your spine. Be conscious of your lower back and not allowing it to dip or arch. 
  • For a modification, you can drop to your knees.

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Plank Pose #2: Forearm Plank

  • Find your plank position from above and lower down to your elbows, pressing through your forearms and palms, keeping your neck neutral and inline with your spine. 
  • Draw your core in, squeeze your glutes, and keep your body in one long line head to heels. Be conscious of your lower back and not allowing it to dip or arch. 
  • For a modification, you can drop to your knees.

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Plank Pose #3: Bear Plank

  • Like your high plank, Start on all fours on the floor, hands stacked directly under shoulders and knees under hips.
  • Push your palms into the floor and hover your knees above the floor, engaging your abs, keeping your hips and shoulders sticked. Be conscious of your lower back and not allowing it to dip or arch.

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Plank Pose #4: Side Plank

  • Find your forearm plank position again and rotate onto one forearm while lifting and reaching the opposing arm to the sky. 
  • Keep your hips and shoulders stacked and squeeze and lift from your oblique facing closest to the floor. Be conscious of your lower back and not allowing it to dip or arch. 
  •  For a modification, you can drop to your knees.

 

You can follow Remy on IG here!  

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