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Guest Blog Post – Real Cool Training

Planks 2.0

Here is a guest blog post I did for Joe Defranco.  It talks about taking a conventional plank to a new level.  It also reveals that core strength is a synergistic collaboration between the anterior and posterior musculature surrounding and engaging movements of the torso.

Of course planks resist hip extension and this version resists hip flexion, but because of the planked position, I chose this name.  Also, remember that we must diversify our core training.  Not only building strength in movement patterns, but also resisting these same movements.

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4 Responses to “Guest Blog Post – Real Cool Training”

  1. Doug Says:

    Damn Smitty! You’re like the McGiver of strength and conditioning. Awesome!

  2. Derek Peruo Says:

    I agree with Doug. You always inspire me to think critically about the exercises I use in my programing.

    How might you perform a “Plank 2.0” when you don’t have access to a glute-ham raise? Is there a way to upright in a vertical position and still activate the appropriate muscles?

  3. Peter Says:

    I was finally able to try the plank 2.0 at the gym on Monday. They really add up quickly; the first few “trips” on the band I used were easy. By the end it was pretty hellish. It was a great challenge, and I look forward to working up to a stronger band. Thanks for thinking this one up.

  4. Jim Smith Says:

    You got it bro, thanks for trying it out!

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