Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Full upright plank pose vs. forearm plank pose.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Full upright plank pose vs. forearm plank pose.

    What is the main difference in the effect each has?
    Which do you think is harder?
    Is one better than the other?




  • #2
    i'm not sure if they really have too different effects on each other, but i think the one on your forearms is a lot harder. i can only hold that for a minute or two, but in the upright position, i can stay up there for a lot longer time.

    Comment


    • #3
      In the PBF the progression is from the full upright plank to forearm. I can only hold the forearm for 1 minute, I got a ways to go!
      Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

      Comment


      • #4
        I would say neither of those pictures are a "proper" plank. Yes, it should be on the forearms, but with your back and legs straight (not bent in the middle with your arse in the air)

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by zilog View Post
          I would say neither of those pictures are a "proper" plank. Yes, it should be on the forearms, but with your back and legs straight (not bent in the middle with your arse in the air)
          First photo looks dead-on to me. Second one the butt is a bit high.

          As for the difference between the two, people who lack shoulder and arm strength will find it harder to hold the plank on their hands, while those who lack core strength will likely find the elbow plank to be more challenging. As the angle of the body becomes closer to parallel with the ground, it becomes harder for the trunk muscles to stabilize and maintain form, though having the elbows bent takes a lot of pressure of the shoulders and arms.
          "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

          "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

          My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

          sigpic

          Comment


          • #6
            So the forearm one isolates the abs better, and should be chosen if ab insanity is desired?

            Comment

            Working...
            X