GYM: High Plank Dumbbell Pull
High Plank Dumbbell Pull
Start in a high plank position with a dumbbell placed on the floor just outside of one hand. Maintaining core stability, reach across and grasp the dumbbell with your opposite hand. Pull the dumbbell across your body and place it on the floor. Place the hand you used to move the dumbbell just inside the dumbbell, which is now on the other side.
Repeat to move the dumbbell back to the other side. Focus on maintaining a neutral spine throughout the movement.
Your shoulders and hips should remain parallel to the floor and to each other. Be sure to breathe. If you have to hold your breath in order to successfully perform the exercise, then it is too difficult.
The idea is to use your external core muscles, not your diaphragm, to maintain the stability of your spine.
A good way to be sure you are using your external core muscles is to run in place or in some way get your heart rate up so that the diaphragm is busy breathing.
Complete 12 repetitions. Rest and repeat.