All core training starts with the plank and is built off the plank. As your core stability gets better and the plank becomes easier, it might be time to move onto another exercise or move to a harder version of the plank. To make the plank harder you can do a couple things. You can reduce your base of support by narrowing your feet or going to single leg or single arm versions. You can elevate your feet to make it a bit harder. Or you can do some movement or perturbations as you focus on maintaining that stable spine. That’s what you’ll see in this video of the Valslide Body Saw. The client in the video is performing a front to back slide with her feet resting on the Valslides. Notice the neutral spine throughout the duration of the exercise.
You can go for time or you can do a certain number of reps. Or to increase the difficulty of the this exercise you can just take it through a larger range of motion.
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