Workout Wednesday: One Arm Plank

Workout Wednesday: One Arm Plank

With the holidays right around the corner it's helpful to have some go-to moves at your disposal so you can keep active. Today's workout is a winner, as it pretty much engages your entire body at one. 

Benefits: The one arm plank is a full body workout! It will work your core, upper body, and legs, while challenging your balance and coordination.

Step 1:

Start with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Extend one leg back, then extend the other until both legs are straight (heels together, toes apart for extra glute work).

Step 2:

Place one arm on your chest and hold for a few breaths. Switch arms. Repeat this step 6 to 8 times.

Honest Tip: Make sure to keep your weight centered while holding your arm to your chest. Try not to rock your body side to side when switching arms.

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

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