Partner Plank Tug o’ War

WAC Personal Trainer Mona Caravetta and member Gerry Willhelm demonstrate a Partner Plank Tug o’ War. This exercise increases strength in your back, core, shoulder, hip stabilizers, and deep abdominal muscles.

 

 

 

 

 

Face your workout buddy in a side plank position. To do this, support yourself on your outer forearm and the side of your foot. Lift your body off the ground, engage your core, and rest your other arm along your body.

 

 

 

 

 

Grab opposite sides of a towel and hold it out between you. Have one partner pull it toward them while the other applies resistance.

 

 

 

 

 

Take turns pulling and applying resistance to the towel. Try to keep your body as still as possible with your elbow directly under the shoulder and your head and neck in a neutral position.

Go back and forth with your partner for as long as you both can maintain proper form. 

Rest and repeat.