Paper Plate… pppp what?
Quick, go get two paper plates and I’ll explain. Go now. I’ll wait.
Ok, welcome back! Now, here’s the deal.
So, it seems I’ve been recruited to do a plank-off challenge later this summer. All well and good but I struggle training my plank for time because, well, it’s really boring to hold the same position for several minutes. So, I was thinking of ways to strengthen my “planking muscles” a little more dynamically. Also, I own no equipment. But, I do have paper picnic-ware.
Behold. The Paper Plate Plank to Pike.
Step 1: Find two paper plates
Step 2: Find a carpeted area
Step 3: Place the paper plates on the ground and carefully put the front half of your feet on the plates
Step 4: Carefully squat down, placing your hands firmly on the ground in front of you. Then, extend your legs backwards until you are in a plank position
Step 5: Keeping your hands in place, raise your hips towards the ceiling, bringing your feet as close to your hands as you can into pike position.
Step 6: Slowly lower your hips, sending your feet back, and return to plank position.
Step 7: Repeat a bunch of times
Step 8: Enjoy your stronger core and improved planking abilities