I hope you all are loving my 10-Day Plank Challenge – if you have missed any of the days, visit my Facebook page where I have been featuring a new Plank Challenge each day! Today is Day 6 of My 10-Day Plank Challenge: The Side Plank Scoop – I can’t wait for us to do it together!
The Side Plank Scoop is like a T-Stand in Pilates. This is an advanced one but give it a try, there are several variations that you can do, depending on your level. The video clip above is part of my LifeFit 360: 10-Week Whole Body Plan, so if you like what you see, sign up for your 7-day free trial today for access to more workouts!
The Side Plank Scoop is all about pulling in your abs, navel to spine, as you’re lifting that hand up high while you inhale, stretching up and lifting through the shoulders and then exhaling out all your breath as you scoop the arm down and through: think of it like you’re threading a needle. With this exercise you’re working both sides of that waistline, targeting all your obliques. And it even zeros in on those love handles!
If you’re a beginner you can place your knee on the ground. Your goal is to try and balance, holding the position firmly with all your muscles engaged and your hips high as you work those side oblique muscles. Try and do five scoops on each side and repeat this two times. You are stronger than you think!
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Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out!
…and lift up on to a T-stand, I like to stack my feet, if you are just starting out, clasp it in front of it and hold it like this. Do whatever you can. Ready and tuck in, and reach up – stretch to the T-Stand. Tuck in, notice Samantha she is advanced, she’s using her weight – excellent. One more go way in under there suck in the gut, belly button up and in, hold, hold, strong bodies, that’s it. Beautiful, switch side, to the other side.
And slowly lift your body up, arm and shoulder in one straight line, make sure for safety that’s it. Ready, let’s tuck it in, tuck it in and reach it up. Tuck it in, and reach it up. That’s it. Really lift up your belly, it’s lifting up through the belly button, to make it suck in. That’s right now hold it – strong, strong lift! You got it, good. Hold it up there…