Improve your core balance with Starfish Planks by watching the video at the far bottom. As you will see, this is not an exercise that you would often see used in the gym, or given by instructors, but I love it!
WHO SHOULD USE THIS EXERCISE AND WHEN?
Intermediate – advanced gym rats should look at attempting this one. If the normal style and side planks are fairly easy for you already, then, by all means, move on to this one.
Use starfish planks in circuits along with other exercises that focus on building core balance for maximum results. Here are a couple to help get you started:
This is one of the more advanced core exercises for building explosive strength. If you’re capable, but are not doing overhead sit-ups on a regular basis for some reason then you are missing out on some big gains!
The Immortal Training approach to training the abdominal group is always functional. That means that we aren’t going to waste our time focusing on a bunch of small movements like crunches and sit-ups. And if we do include any of those exercises they will be tweaked in a way as to engage the core correctly. Working together, the core muscles’ main job is to anchor and balance the body, in most cases, while the bigger muscles work. You may notice that when you go to perform a dead lift, bracing your abs is the first thing that happens. This is an example of how the core works – typically, never alone.
DO I NEED ANY EQUIPMENT?
Here’s what you need…
Kettle Bell or Home Made Kettle Bell (see video)
LET’S GET IT!
Watch the video below to for instructions on how to perform each exercise.