Super plank core exercise workout using the MostFit™ Suspension Strap. The suspension plank a well-rounded, isometric, body-weight fitness exercise workout. There are countless variations to get your heart-rate and body temperature up in twenty seconds flat. The reason this exercise is so amazing is that your whole body (excluding your shoulder, elbow and wrist joint) is held in plumb-line, but with a dirty twist. Gravity now has a long lever arm that makes all your muscles have to work in over-drive. It's the equivalent to the work your shoulders do when holding a 5 gallon bottle of water out at arms length versus throwing it over your shoulder.
The primary "movers" in the plank are transversus abdominis, rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques, psoas major, iliacus, serratus anterior, and all your small mid-cervical extensors.
With the Most-Fit Suspension Straps, the plank variations are limitless, AND you can modify them for any and every fitness level. These "super-planks" are for the intermediate athlete looking to add some instability to the regular floor front plank and can be done either on elbows or hands as in a "high plank" or "push-up position."
Dr. Santo Riva, DPT, OCS, NASM-CPT is a doctor of physical therapy and board certified orthopedic specialist at Evolution Physical Therapy and Fitness in Los Angeles, California. He uses instability training to get his patients and clients back into the game and into the best shape of their lives.
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