Thursday, August 30, 2012

Help Me Name a New Exercise

At our American Fork East Exercise Class we have some AMAZING instructors (I'm including me in that group:) Our Kick Boxing & Power Pump instructor, Adrienne, developed an awesome side plank exercise.  But it needs a name!

Here is how you do it:  Assume standard side plank position, by resting your forearm on the floor.  Using your core for support, lift your body off the floor.  Your spine should form a straight line from head to heels.

Good Plank Position

While holding a good plank position (don't let that hip sag),  bring your knee up towards your head and bring your elbow to meet the knee.  Crunch those ABS!  For a fun variation alternate bringing the elbow to the inside of the knee and then the outside.

Wow is that my six pack showing?  (Please say yes!?!)

What shall this move be called?  Plank Crunchers?  Plank with a side elbow twist?

What do you think?


  1. We could call it the pamchenko twist! (anyone know what movie I'm quoting?)
    And yes, Erica, that's definitely your six pack showing. :)

  2. Cutting Edge! Cutting edges into our abs:)