Plank-To-Knee Tap Is A Bodyweight Exercise That Strengthens Abs, Shoulders, Triceps, Chest, Core
In this exercise you’ll begin in a down plank position, and then move up and down from the down plank to a pike position. Finally returning to the down plank. You’ll be reaching diagonally to touch your knee.
From the down plank, slowly draw your tailbone up toward the ceiling, and move into a pike position. As you move upward, tap your right hand on your left knee. Return to the down plank position and place your hand on the mat. Move up into the pike and tap your left hand to your right knee. Return to the plank position and place your hand on the mat. Completing a total of 4 taps is one round.
Modification: Don’t reach diagonally. When tapping your right knee, use your right hand instead of your left hand.
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