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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Corkscrew Planks

by Nellie

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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?

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27 comments

Kristina Walters April 2, 2014 - 5:33 am

I don’t know if I would be coordinated enough to pull this move off! LOL!

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:38 pm

ha I tried and tried and got it ONCE–that was good enough for me 🙂

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Allie April 2, 2014 - 6:15 am

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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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:37 pm

yes I think you can do these pretty easily Allie!

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Janine Huldie April 2, 2014 - 7:31 am

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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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:37 pm

yes definitely stay away from these Janine!

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Carla April 2, 2014 - 7:37 am

Ive never screwed 🙂 but IM GAME to try!!

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:36 pm

It’s a good one Carla!

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Michelle April 2, 2014 - 8:57 am

They don’t look too hard but I have a feeling that is deceiving! I’ll give them a try!

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:36 pm

they are crazy hard Michelle!

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Terri April 2, 2014 - 10:13 am

I’m adding this to my workout rotation. Regular planks just get so BORING!!!

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:35 pm

I have such a hard time staying still for planks!

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Tamara April 2, 2014 - 10:34 am

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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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:35 pm

This is not for the faint at heart!

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FitBritt April 2, 2014 - 10:34 am

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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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:34 pm

its not easy at all!!

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Yum Yucky April 2, 2014 - 11:21 am

Tracey Anderson in the video. Sooo much controversy surrounding her. Great exercise, though.

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Yes, its definitely a good one Josie!

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Kim April 2, 2014 - 11:56 am

Oh – I love this!! Definitely a new move for me! Can’t wait to give it a try!!

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:33 pm

I will be looking for it for sure in the 44!!

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Leslie April 2, 2014 - 9:59 pm

These look so hard! Another great exercise in the series!

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Thank Leslie! They are pretty tough!

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Bre & Ree April 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm

It looks pretty tough, thanks so much for sharing!
~Bre

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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:32 pm

You are totally welcome! 🙂

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Alison Hector April 5, 2014 - 12:07 am

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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Nellie April 5, 2014 - 5:31 pm

yes this is definitely not for you!! I definitely wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself!

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