Ok lets face it if you’ve had “Plank 3×60″ written on your program for a month or more you need to ask why. There are many ways to jazz up a plank or a side plank with a few simple additions but there is an even better way to hit the obliques whilst working the Glutes, Shoulders & Triceps at the same time, The Kettlebell Snatch. Planks are limited anyway, where do you take them? 5 minutes? 10?
I like to see the Kettlebell Snatch implemented with clients of all ages and abilities, its great for power development in athletes (Golf & Tennis particularly) and general strengthening & core development in others. It’s also a massive calorie burner due to the muscles recruited & effort required. As with every exercise it’s form first so start with a comfortable weight, once you have that down, play around with your rep range whilst staying within yourself with weight, 6 reps with a heavier load and up to 15 reps if you want to work on reducing Fat but with a lower load. If you’re a Golf or Tennis Athlete working on Power this exercise needs to challenge your strength capability and be done at speed. If you have existing shoulder conditions I recommend The Pull Apart Shoulder series and Trigger Pointing to solve those issues first.
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