Tag: Mountain climber plank

Moderate Plank Variations

Correct plank form:

  • Wrists directly underneath your shoulders
  • Squeeze your glutes
  • Tighten your abdominals
  • Keep a neutral neck and spine
  • Create a straight line from head to toe
  • Do not bend at the waist causing a sag toward the ground or a lift toward the ceiling
Side plank: progression-hip dip Moderate  Moderate-Plank-Variations_1
Walking plank Moderate  Moderate-Plank-Variations_2
Plank punch Moderate  Moderate-Plank-Variations_3
Mountain climber plank Moderate  Moderate-Plank-Variations_4
Swiss ball plank: progression-feet up Moderate-Difficult  Moderate-Plank-Variations_5


Here are five different moderate variations for the plank exercise. Once you have mastered the beginning exercises I gave you in my last blog (http://sacdt.com/blog/author/a-gruger/), you can work toward these. Master these next and then keep your eyes peeled for the difficult variations. If you have any questions please contact Amber Gruger at agruger@sacdt.com.