Walkout

What is a Walkout?

A Walkout is a plank variation that’s increasingly popular in exercise classes of all kinds, thanks to its core and shoulder-strengthening ability. While it’s a full-body movement, the walk out mainly targets the abdomen. It can be modified to satisfy all fitness levels, but most always involves shifting your body weight onto your hands and beginning to walk them forward until your body is in line from your head to your heels. The arms and legs are incorporated in lifting and holding the body up while the core is centered and controlled.

How do you do a Walkout?

  • Step 1

    Start with your feet hip-width apart. Bending from your hips, reach for the ground and place your palms on the floor in front of your feet.

  • Step 2

    Slowly shift your weight onto your hands and begin walking them forward until your body is in on straight line from your head to your heels.

  • Step 3

    Keep walking until your body is in a straight line from your head to your heels, bracing your core and making sure your hands are stacked directly under your shoulders.

How do you modify a Walkout?

  • Walkout for Prenatal

  • Walkout for Beginners

What are the benefits of a Walkout?

  • Core Strength

  • Arm Strength

  • Full-body Strength

Expert opinion

One of the hardest things is to remember to breathe when you get into positions that are uncomfortable.

Your hamstrings might feel tight and cause you to come to a halt. Just continue to breathe and focus on keeping good form and stretch those out!

Paul Rahn,SWEAT in Chicago

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