Plank progression

Currently adding exercises to a new class routine and this strength progression may feature…depending on the audience of course as even this Plank position can be too tough for many lower back muscles!

Planning a group exercise session requires a selection of modifications which with this example could start with a regression back to an ‘all fours position’ (palms and knees in contact with the floor) through to more challenging progressions such as rotating the upper body to reach an arm up towards the sky….

However, with so many of us clocking on/into our seated positions or moulding our hunched phone-necks, the need for building up base, foundational strength can start with even simpler body weight exercises.

Here’s where Pilates principals & certain Yoga techniques can underpin such strength.

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