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Exercise of the Week – Tripod Hand Plank

Target Muscles: Upper Body (Triceps, Deltoids & Trapezius), Core (Abdominals & Lower Back), Buttocks (Glutes).

Tripod Hand Plank - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Begin by getting yourself into the standard start position for a press up, with your hands on the floor slightly wider than shoulder width apart, but unlike a press up, raise one foot off the ground above your hip level, as shown. Then simply hold this position as long as possible before switching legs.

A cross between the Tripod Hold and the Plank, simple but incredibly effective. It engages most of the major muscles groups and because it requires no equipment, is great for doing as part of a home workout. As is usual with static holds, advancement is achieved by pushing yourself to hold it longer each time you perform it.