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Tone your whole body with the walking plank from Andy Berman at Fitness Factory!

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Push ups are a good go-to exercise to train multiple muscle groups in your body, but these get tiresome after a while. Now, you can try the Walking Plank as an alternative and see new and better results! All you need is yourself and a free treadmill.

How it's done

  1. Find an empty treadmill, and kneel behind the belt. Place your hands, palms down, on the bottom of the belt just before it rolls under.
  2. Place your weight in your hands and stretch your legs into a plank position. Essentially, you are on an angle, and your hands are on the treadmill belt.
  3. Lean your weight into your right hand and let the belt push away from you.
  4. Swtich you weigh to your left hand, and continue "walking." Your hands will automatically start "walking" to prevent you from falling.
  5. Do steps 3 and 4 smoothly for 30 seconds.
  6. Rest for 30 seconds, and then repeat the walking plank for another 30 seconds.

Why it works

This raised plank works your back a little more than your average plank. As long as all you muscles in your core are engaged, flex your gluts and quads to add a leg workout at the same time.

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