Planksgiving

Nov 3, 2016 | Workouts

Male trainer doing a slide plank

By Vernon Stephens, Elite Personal Trainer at ClubSport Pleasanton

Much like roasted turkey is a vital component of Thanksgiving dinner, a strong core is essential for total-body health. Our workout of the month for November, which we aptly named Planksgiving, focuses on strengthening your midsection, which translates beyond enhanced sports performance to benefit normal everyday activity. This 30-day plan relies heavily on the plank, a simple but highly effective exercise great for gauging and building core strength and stability. Follow this workout and, by the end of the month, you should experience improvements in force production, mobility, back health, posture, and breathing, as well as a slimmer waist.

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Plank Repeats

Lateral Plank Repeats

Plank Walk

Plank with Reach

Plank with Leg Lift


Meet Vernon Stephens

Vernon Stephens is an Elite Personal Trainer at ClubSport Pleasanton with over 21 years of experience as a strength and conditioning/corrective exercise coach. His résumé includes NCAA and NFL athletes and teams (Raiders, Chargers, and Jaguars), as well as IRONMAN and Olympic-level competitors, physically impaired athletes, and people needing post-surgery rehabilitation and corrective exercise training. Vernon graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science. He holds multiple certifications in strength and conditioning, sports performance, body-fat loss, corrective exercise, and injury reconditioning.

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