You know that planks help your core (which includes many more muscles than your abs), but did you know they are great for your shoulders?
In the video below I demonstrate a Tall Plank with a mini-band hand tap.
This is a more advanced move and it’s great to strengthen your shoulders – as long as you don’t take it too far!
Your shoulders have to remain tense and packed – so they aren’t all loosey-goosey.
Once again, this core exercise is about having and teaching your body control with movement. You hips should remain locked down and not twisting or dipping.
Make sure you can hold a tall plank for 30-60 seconds with a broom stick on your back touching the back of your head, your back between your shoulder blades and your butt before trying this variation.