Plank Jacks

The plank is good for your core, but adding a jumping jack motion with your feet pushes this move to a whole new level. The plank jack is a great cardio move; it raises your heart rate while working your lower and upper body.

Start in a standard plank position, with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together.

Like the motion of a jumping jack, jump your legs wide and then back together. Keep your pelvis steady and don’t let your butt rise toward the ceiling.

25 thoughts on “Plank Jacks”

  1. An exercise I have heard of before! Woot, woot! Now we are in business, lol the ALL MIGHTY plank! People either love it or hate it normally. Haha, this exercise already does a great job working the core and stabilizes muscles, which is one reason I enjoy it, but damn does it hurt after awhile (you really do feel it) LOL. how long do you hold your plank Chape?

    I like the added movement of the jack, it really makes the movement more advanced for those who want a challenge, good mix! good choice in workout Chape, proud of your workouts, you do a great job demonstrating!


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    1. Thank you so much, Shay-lon!
      Answering backwards 🙂 I do my best performing the exercises. Your kind words as PT works wonders on my confidence!
      I´ve found some plank variations and I´ve saved a few 😀 You know how it goes, some are just insane lol
      I don´t know how long, because I´ve never tried. I do 1 minute sets or so as warm up. And, before you ask, I don´t know how much I lift on any exercise, because I don´t do 1 max reps either 🙂
      Hugs, Chape 😀

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      1. Hey Chape! You are welcome my friend. I do 1 minute sets as well, usually 3 sets total unless I am feeling extra confident in myself that day.
        Hmm, I haven’t done a 1 max lift in a while either, but I am thinking I need to do it again for my back squat and possibly my bench press because those numbers have reduced. Nonetheless, you are doing well Chape and I enjoying watching your videos so keep them coming!!!

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