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|6 Plank Exercise Variations Easy for Truckers to Do While on the Road|
The plank pose is one of the best core exercises you can do, and it’s an easy exercise for truckers to do while on the road. These plank exercise upgrades will deliver killer head-to-toe body-shaping benefits.
1. Plank pose with toe taps
If you want to help tone your glutes and inner thighs, try incorporating some toe taps into your plank pose. This exercise will also engage your shoulder and lower back muscles.
2. Plank punch
Get in some side-ab strengthening with this plank modification. Not only does this move reshape your deltoids, but it also limits the tendency to rotate your hips, reshaping your oblique muscles.
3. Plank with hip rotations
This plank exercise emphasizes rotational stability and helps develop your external obliques. It involves touching your hip bones to the ground which also engages your shoulders and lower back.
4. Low plank to high plank
Like a push up, this is a great chest workout move. This dynamite exercise will help you strengthen your core by focusing on resisting the tendency to rotate, also developing upper body strength.
5. High planks with shoulder taps
This plank variation will help you reshape your abs and obliques, while engaging your triceps, chest, shoulders and lower back.
6. High plank with knee taps
This version of a plank will sculpt your upper body while at the same time forcing your core to stay active throughout the entire movement.
Plank exercises require strength and endurance for your abs, back and core. The plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning, but they also support proper posture, improve balance and strengthen your glutes and hamstrings. And perhaps the best part is that no special equipment is required. You may want to perform your plank exercises on a yoga mat or other clean, flat surface that isn’t too rough. Avoid practicing the full version of a plank pose if you have carpal tunnel or osteoporosis and always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before engaging in any exercise program.
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