Plank shoulder taps, also known as plank taps, are a great exercise for building core and shoulder stability. This exercise targets the muscles of the core, including the rectus abdominis, obliques, and transverse abdominis, as well as the shoulder muscles, including the rotator cuff and the deltoids.
To perform plank shoulder taps, start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart. Engage your core and keep your body in a straight line from head to toe.
From here, lift one hand off the ground and tap your opposite shoulder, then return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. It's important to keep your core engaged and your body in a straight line throughout the exercise to maintain proper form and get the most benefit.
Plank shoulder taps can be challenging, but they are a great way to build core and shoulder stability. Start with 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions on each side and gradually increase the number of sets and reps as you get stronger.
Remember to listen to your body and take breaks when you need them. If you feel any pain or discomfort while performing plank shoulder taps, stop immediately and consult a healthcare professional.
Overall, plank shoulder taps are a great exercise for building core and shoulder stability. Try adding them to your workout routine and see the benefits for yourself!
Check out my video below with three easy form tips for plank shoulder taps.
Coach Kiki McClellan