How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 5: Bird Dog Welcome to our final week in our 5-week series, where we’ve introduced a safe, effective, and crunch-less core exercise each week.  In the last month we have covered:  the Pallof Press, Plank Variations, Plank Variations with Valslides, and the Valslide Body Saw.In case you missed last week’s post, we…

How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 4: Valslide Body Saw Welcome back to Week 4 in our 5-week series, where we will showcase a new safe, effective, and most importantly, crunch-less, core exercise every week.  In the last three weeks we have covered:  the Pallof Press, Plank Variations, and most…

How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 3: Plank Variations with Valslides Welcome back to Week 3 in our 5-week series, where we will showcase a new safe and effective core exercise (no crunches here!) every week, including the Pallof Press, Plank Variations, Plank Variations with Valslides, Body Saw, and Bird Dog. In…

How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 2: Planks Welcome to Week 2 in our 5-week series, where we will showcase a new safe and effective core exercise every week, including the Pallof Press, Plank Variations, Plank Variations with Val Slides, Body Saw, and Bird Dog. In case you missed last…

How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 1: Pallof Press What if we told you that you could train your core effectively without doing any crunches?  Better yet, what if we showed you?  Welcome to our 5-week series, where we will showcase a new safe and effective core exercise every week,…

Plank Progression: Side Plank Welcome to Day 5 and our final day of our Plank Series!  This week we’ve covered how to perform a correct plank as well as some tough progressions to strengthen your planks and challenge your body.  In case you missed our posts this week, you can catch up below: Day 1: How…

Plank Progression: Single Arm Plank Welcome to Day 4 of our Plank Series!  In Day 3 of our Plank Series, we discussed how to progress your plank with a Single Leg, 3 Point Plank.  Continuing with a 3 Point Plank,  the next progression in our series is the Single Arm Plank.  Before you get started on your progression, check…

Plank Progression: 3 Point Plank Welcome to Day 3 of our Plank Series.  In Day 2 of our Plank Series, we discussed how to progress your plank from a fully extended plank to a forearm plank.  The next progression in our series is the 3 Point Plank.  For tips on how to setup the foundation of…

Plank Progression: Extended to Forearms Welcome to Day 2 of our Plank Series.  There are many ways to progress your planks.  Obviously some plank progression movements are more difficult than others.  The first progression we suggest is going from a fully extended arm position to performing a plank on your forearms.  For tips on how…

Do You Know How to Do a Correct Plank? Welcome to Day 1 of our Plank Series.  Planks are one of the easiest exercises to perform incorrectly.  When done incorrectly, they can place unwanted stress on your shoulders, neck, and lower back.  Improper form over time can lead to all sorts of aches and pains, imbalances,…


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