I love when I re-discover exercises. I used to do the elbow plank into butt lifts all the time, and it just popped into my head again today. I thought it would be the perfect Move of The Day! This exercise is really great for targeting your lower abdominals, or transverse abdominis. These muscles run like a belt just under the navel, so when they are strengthened it gives the appearance of a flat toned tummy. Here’s how:
1. Come down onto your elbows, lining them up right under your shoulders. With both legs extended tuck the toes under and lift your hips off the mat. If you need a review for the plank watch my how to: Plank here.
2. Without changing the position of your feet or elbows press your hips up as high as you can on an exhale, and then return back to your plank on an inhale.
*Modifications: This exercise can be preformed on your hands in the top of a push-up plank if there is an issue with the elbows.
|Demo pictures via Warrior Fit.|