A New Look at Planks
If you consider the conventional execution of a plank there are 4 stability points, both feet and both hands. Adam performs a conventional plank BUT takes away one stability point.
In doing so, his body must transfer the “even” tension that was distributed through each point to the remaining three. This shift requires muscular coordination, an adjustment in breathing and a forceful bracing of the abdominals and back musculature.
In addition to this modification, Adam is performing full range side rows (pulls). This increases the tension and improves coordination, ie. one side of his body is rigid and the other side is engaging movement.
Great job Adam, great innovation!
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