Plank Runs are also called lumberjacks in some circles. The exercise strengthens your entire body but primarily focuses on your upper body. It can be done anywhere whether you’re traveling and are doing the exercise in your hotel room or it can even be done as an exercise to do just after waking up. It will get your blood moving and help wake you up and get you ready for the morning.
How to do Plank Runs:
Get in a standard push-up position. Swing your knee up to your chest then swing it back to starting position. Repeat on the other side. This movement is done quickly and is as much a cardiovascular workout as it is a strengthening exercise.
Muscle group worked:
Plank runs strengthen the entire body
Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 60 seconds
Why Plank Runs work:
Plank runs, or lumberjacks, work well because you are doing the exercise quickly which helps fatigue the muscle more efficiently.
Tips: Keep your upper body steady during this exercise only your legs should be moving.
Important!: Breathe in and out slowly during this exercise.
Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.