How to do a Mini Loop Band Around the World Plank

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About Mini Loop Band Around the World Plank

Sets Logged
49,305
Popularity Rank
910th
Difficulty
Beginner
Abs Strength
90 mSCORE 33rd
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

This exercise is a more complex and challenging variation on the more standard Plank. Similar to Planks, the goal of this exercise is to stabilize your body. The added challenge is that you need to not only balance and raise one hand off the ground, but you then need to move that hand out away from you while pushing against the tug of a mini loop band. All of this leads to significantly more instability in this exercise that you need to engage your core to stabilize. This is a great variation for anyone looking to make their Planks more challenging.

  1. Place your hands on the floor with your arms extended directly underneath your shoulders with a band wrapped around both wrists.
 Raise your hips and knees off the floor to create a straight line from your shoulders to your heels.
 Move your right hand forward to the 12 o’clock position, laterally to the 3 o’clock position, and backward to the 6 o’clock position.
 Repeat with the opposite side.

Common Mistakes

  • Raised or Sagging Hips

    Make sure you’re keeping your hips level, and a straight line from your shoulders, through you hips, to your heels. Raising, or allowing your hips to dip will make this exercise less effective. Focus on keeping your core engaged, and maintaining that straight back throughout the exercise.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    8
    reps
    1 Set Max
    9
    reps
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    4
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    8
    reps
    10
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  • advanced
    4
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    reps
    11
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