Plank Leg Lift
Absolutely not one of the easiest exercises but one that will work your whole body.
If you're looking for an all-rounder, this is it. The Plank Leg Lift.
It incorporates the classic ab exercise, The Plank, with a resisted leg lift to target your glutes.
There are some variations to this move, with the positioning of the band or the type of plank you perform.
👉 Using your short band wrap it around your legs, either just above your knees or around your ankles.
👉 Come into a plank position, again either on your elbows or in a high plank using just your hands.
👉 Aim to keep your body in a straight line, without arching your back or letting your bum fall or rise too high. If your form starts to fail, take a break.
👉 Keep your eyes to the ground, focusing on a spot between your hands, to prevent unnecessary strain on your neck and forcing your back to arch.
👉 Engage your core by pulling your belly button up towards the ceiling.
👉 Slowly lift one heel, keeping your leg straight, stretching the band as you do it.
👉 Lift your leg as high as you can before slowly lowering and repeating on the other leg.
Aim for 3 sets of 8-12 reps, on their own or as part of a circuit.