Weekly Wednesday Workout: Corkscrew Planks

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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Corkscrew Planks

Welcome to the Weekly Wednesday Workout! Today we are focusing on the core with some legs too!


Previously we have done Planks with leg lifts, Side Planks with Oblique Crunches, Plank Variations,  & Plank Row with Dumbbells. How cool is this exercise? This is definitely not for the faint at heart. All that lifting and twisting can hurt something if you are not careful! What I like about it though is that its a nice twist on the traditional plank. When I do planks, the time just creeps by…although this variation is much tougher, I am at least moving around. :)

Have you ever tried Corkscrew Planks?

Nellie

Nellie

Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 5), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.
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  1. I don’t know if I would be coordinated enough to pull this move off! LOL!
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  2. I have never seen this version!!! I absolutely have to try this. Probably not a good one for class since someone could get hurt, but definitely one for my own workouts. Thanks Nellie!!!
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  3. Another one that I am not sure if would do more harm then good to my lovely, lower back. But thanks for sharing and have a great wEdnesday now!! :)
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  4. Ive never screwed :) but IM GAME to try!!
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  5. They don’t look too hard but I have a feeling that is deceiving! I’ll give them a try!
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  6. I’m adding this to my workout rotation. Regular planks just get so BORING!!!
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  7. I’m a planking champ, but this might be more than I’m used to doing.
    I want to try, though.
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  8. I’ve done a sorta variation of this, especially in yoga. Instead of dropping the knee coming into the chest to the floor, I bring it to the opposite shoulder and hover above the ground for an oblique twist. It’s tough!
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  9. Tracey Anderson in the video. Sooo much controversy surrounding her. Great exercise, though.
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  10. Oh – I love this!! Definitely a new move for me! Can’t wait to give it a try!!
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  11. These look so hard! Another great exercise in the series!
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  12. It looks pretty tough, thanks so much for sharing!
    ~Bre
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  13. I don’t know whether it would be good for me to try this, with my history of back pain, but I can see how it would benefit the abs, glutes, and hamstrings, Nellie.
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