Plank to Knee Tap

What is a Plank to Knee Tap?

A Plank to Knee Tap is a bodyweight exercise that primarily strengthens the chest and abdominal muscles. The simple addition of the knee taps increase resistance to a traditional plank, making it an excellent exercise for the core.

How do you do a Plank to Knee Tap?

  • Step 1

    Position yourself on all fours in plank position, your hands stacked under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line.

  • Step 2

    Keeping your abs engaged, bend your knees to hover an inch or so off the mat, then straighten them up again. Make sure you squeeze your glutes with each extension of your knees back into your plank position. Repeat.

How do you modify a Plank to Knee Tap?

  • Advanced Plank to Knee Tap

What are the benefits of a Plank to Knee Tap?

  • Core Strength

  • Chest Strength

  • Glute Strength

Expert opinion

If planks have become easy, then try adding a knee tap to increase to resistance and stress on your core, arms and legs.
Jason McWalter,MCW Health and Fitness in Seattle

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