Help With Planks

  1. New Member
    AmazingAJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    264
    Rep Power
    296
    Level
    14
    Lv. Percent
    54.67%

    Help With Planks


    So i did planks for first time today. 4 sets 1 min. First 2 sets were ok. But last 2 sets after 30 seconds my shoulders would feel the burn a lot an start to shake. Normal? Should i reduce to 45 seconds or keep at it?

  2. New Member
    Kekkuk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    206
    Rep Power
    295
    Level
    12
    Lv. Percent
    37.07%

    Play around with your arm positioning. I shake after a while too.
    I plank w load transfer.
  3. New Member
    owlicks's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  197 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    443
    Rep Power
    14110
    Level
    18
    Lv. Percent
    7.02%

    Shaking is normal, yes. You'll improve.
    •   
       

  4. Senior Member
    MuscleGauge1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,568
    Rep Power
    258613
    Level
    36
    Lv. Percent
    9.45%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Shaking is part of the game. I would adjust your arms slightly but just realize its a fat burning exercise its supposed to be tough
  5. New Member
    AmazingAJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    264
    Rep Power
    296
    Level
    14
    Lv. Percent
    54.67%

    Thanks for replies. So keep it at a min?
  6. New Member
    CPennington's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    85
    Rep Power
    4294
    Level
    8
    Lv. Percent
    74.58%

    I would keep it at a min at least, i usually just go to failure on planks whatever that number may be.
  7. Elite Member
    Jiigzz's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    5,385
    Rep Power
    4092216
    Level
    79
    Lv. Percent
    57.03%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityActivity VeteranPosting ProPosting Authority

    ^^ As do I. Go until your hips start to sag toward the floor. Once this happens, your core is fatigued and sagging your hips wont do anything for core strength
  8. Diamond Member
    AZMIDLYF's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Age
    55
    Posts
    14,708
    Rep Power
    4783200
    Level
    91
    Lv. Percent
    68.72%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityActivity VeteranPosting ProPosting Authority

    Just pull your shoulders down and tighten up your lats.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Planks Lower Back?
    By AmazingAJ in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-02-2012, 10:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in