Fit Mom Bench Plank-Up

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The bench plank up is an upper body exercise that targets the shoulders, triceps and core.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

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Triceps

Triceps are an often forgotten muscle group. Triceps are located on the opposite side of the biceps at the back of the upper arm. Well strengthened and defined triceps make the arm look bigger and sleeker (reducing the "flabby arm" look).

Equipment Used


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Bench

A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions


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Step 1

Start in a push-up plank position on the bench.

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Step 2

Lower yourself down on to your forearms and then press back up into a push-up position.

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Step 3

You can alternate or complete one side at a time.