08/21/2017: Lateral Resisted Plank Walks

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place a resistance band around your wrists.
  2. Get into a plank position, maintaining hollow body.
  3. Move laterally by walking hands/feet either in unison or alternating.
  4. Continue for a set distance. Repeat in the opposite direction.

TIPS:

  • If this is difficult, try to master this movement without resistance first.
  • It is tough to coordinate your hands and feet when you first start. Have patience, move slower, and don’t forget to maintain hollow body position.

TARGETS:

  • Core/shoulder stability, motor control, upper extremity weight bearing