Ab Workout: Swimmer Planks
by Director of Fitness, Ted Bonham
Planks are a great way to build your core strength and stability in the upper body. The Titleist Performance Institiute believes the Glutes are the king of the golf muscles while the core is the Queen. Mobility and Stability in these areas are key to a sound golf swing.
There are several different plank positions for an exercise routine, swimmer planks are one of the more dynamic and here is how to perform them. Starting in the plank position on a mat, make certain the elbows are under the shoulders.Raise your body so you are bracing on your elbows and you are up on your toes. Keep your back parallel to the ground. This is the normal set up for a regular plank. Now extend an arm so it points over your head. Also do the same with the opposite leg so that you are balancing on one arm and the opposite toe. The swimmer plank starts with bringing the extended arm back and the opposite extended leg toward each other until they touch. Perform ten repetitions on each side for three sets. If you really want to challenge yourself, try doing them on the same side as I demonstrate in the video.
I’m sure you will find these very challenging and will help you build a strong and stable core.
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