- Choose a light dumbbell your comfortable lifting. Most women find 3 – 5 pounds acceptable for this workout, most guys tend to like 8 pound to 12 pounds.
- Adopt a Plank position, this time you will be on your hands holding the dumbbells you have chosen.
- Make sure the weights in your hands are below your shoulders and palms are facing each other.
- Keeping one arm straight and both feet firmly on the ground with knees up, slowly bring one arm straight out and up. Raise your arm till it’s about shoulder height.
- Return to normal position, breather, and repeat with the other arm.
- Alternate between the arms getting raised
- When both arms have been raised and returned to normal start position then that is 1 repetition.
- Try to aim for 15 – 20 reps.
- Make sure you’re bracing yourself and keeping your body stabilized throughout the range of motion.
- If you find this method too easy you can also try lifting more weight or elevating your feet then performing this exercise.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Core Workout - Plank Position with Forward Dumbbell Raise Exercise
Is it time for another plank workout? This weeks workout is plank with an anterior DB raise. This plank with a stabilized dumbbell raise workout may be just what you need to add some needed flare to your core workouts. Remember to always work within your bodies limits.