Plank Row for a Strong Back and Core
The Plank Row is a challenging advanced exercise that will strengthen your back and core at the same time. Start with a weight that is lighter than what you typically use when performing a standing row. Be sure to keep your hips and shoulders parallel to the floor at all times and keep your abdominals contracted. Make this row easier by starting in a kneeling push up position or with your hands on an elevated surface.
Do it Right:
- Start in push up position w/ hands aligned under shoulders holding dumbbells, body in a straight line from top of head to toes, abdominals tight
- Exhale & pull left dumbbell up using back muscles keeping elbow close to the body & pointing toward the ceiling, pinch left shoulder blade at end of move
- Extend left arm down toward the floor to return to starting position
- Repeat w/ right arm to complete 1 rep