MODIFICATIONS: 1) Bring legs closer together for an easier lift. 2) Arms and hands on the floor gives support to lift off the mat. 3) Use a Peanut Stability Ball instead of the ball shown in the video. The Peanut is more stable, and helps with lifting.
EXERCISE CHALLENGE: The goal is to move into an upward plank position with heels higher than shoulders. If your tail begins to sag, use your arms and hands on the floor for support (as shown in video). Arms crossing at the chest creates a less stable position and is more difficult.
EXERCISE BENEFITS: Core, gluteal, and hamstring strength.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider