Planks for power are an important drill to quickly develop core strength. Explosive speed on the rugby field requires explosive strength and a strong and stable core helps facilitate the movement of your legs.
The Planks for power drill in 5 steps
1. Begin in a push-up position.
2. Make sure your hips are in line with your shoulders and your body is straight. Tighten all of your muscles until you are as rigid and straight as a “plank.”
3. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
4. Gently lower yourself to the floor still keeping your body straight like a “plank.”
Do not continue to hold your plank if your body begins to distort and shift to keep the push-up position.
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REMEMBER: Before starting any new exercise routines please check with your medical provider and clear your new exercise plan with them before beginning. This is especially true if you haven’t been exercising for some time or are recovering from an injury. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on T.V.
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