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Exercise of the Week – Tripod Hold

Target Muscles: Core (Abdominals & Lower Back), Shoulders and Triceps.

Tripod Hold 01 - 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, with your feet the same distance apart as your hands, as shown.

Tripod Hold 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then, maintaining your balance on your feet and one hand, lift the other hand off the floor and tuck it behind your back at waist level. Hold this position for as long as possible before switching arms.

Repetitions: As long as you can.

A great core exercise which requires no equipment, and is therefore perfect for including in your home routines. One alternative way of performing this exercise is to keep both hands on the floor, but lift one of your feet. You can also use other variations of the exercise to make it easier if you need to, or harder if you want to. To make it easier, simply start from a beginners press up position with your knees on the ground. To make it harder, try lifting the opposing foot off the ground as you lift your hand (i.e. left hand, right foot). Remember though to switch hands before you fatigue too far.