I’m sure you’re familiar with ab workouts. After all, flattening the tummy and reducing back pain are two fantastic goals.
While the plank, is one of the most popular and beneficial ab exercises to help you reach these goals
(because of their ability to tone the tummy and strengthen the core all at once). This exercise can often aggravate the shoulders, or the low back.
So, in order to continue to tone the tummy while creating back strength, let’s go over one of my favourite alternatives to plank exercises.
The banana boat is the name of this special ab workout move. Inside of the workout, there are multiple variations consisting of various levels and options so that no matter what your level, you can always find a new challenge to continue your progress.
In order to protect your back grab a small stool, or a chair to elevate your legs.
It’s also so important to keep the natural curve in your spine. (To learn how keep your spine in proper alignment, while getting a great core workout try this).
So are you ready!? Let’s Get Started!
Want More Ab Workouts that are great alternatives to Plank? Here are a Few of My Favourites:
These quick and easy ab workouts can be completed back to back or over multiple days. Give them a try!
- Crunch Exercises: The only Safe Way to Do Sit-Ups
- Low Ab Workout: The Best Core Exercises for Women Over 50
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