The Plank to Press up challenge is only suitable for people with a good level of fitness and strength already. This fitness challenge will put a lot of emphasis on the shoulder joint and if you are not strong enough you could end up hurting yourself. This will work you shoulder muscle a lot as well as chest, triceps and core. Once you master this challenge and can do it for a minute, you will find your new found strength should stay with you unless you stop training all together. Nick uses all of these challenges on both male and female clients.
Make sure you alternate the arms each time you drive up, and tense the core muscles to stop the pelvis rotating as much as possible. The stronger you become at this exercise, the less your pelvis will rotate.
If you struggle with this exercise, then work on your press ups and sit ups. If you are carrying excess weight then this will not help the task, so try and focus on a nice clean, healthy diet to slim down. We are looking for a good strength to body weight ratio with this exercise.
We hope you enjoy and let us know how you are getting on.