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Plank Knee to Elbow


Description: The Plank Knee to Elbow is a dynamic form of the plank. While working the stabilization factors the same way the plank does, it brings in movement forcing the body to stabilize while moving into different positions. The base of support is changing which adds a good challenge. This is a great exercise for dynamic stability and to get your heart rate going. All plank exercises help strengthen the muscles of your core and upper body adding power to your golf swing.

Summary:
  1. Start by putting your self in a traditional plank position. This is simply a push up position with straight arms shoulder width apart or slightly outside. Make sure your body is in a straight line from your feet to your head. Be careful not to sag down or push up from your pelvis.
  2. Start on one side by bending your knee sticking it to the outside and bringing it up to touch your elbow on the same side. If you can't touch the elbow, just get as close as you can. Then do the other side. A variation of this is to cross the knee over to the opposite elbow.
  3. Start by doing 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions per side. As your strength increases week to week increase the number of repetitions that you do. When you bring your knee up be sure to pause for a second before straightening your leg back down.
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