Elbow Plank Variation

Training your core and improving your balance and posture is easy. All you have to do is stand on the rolling deck of a ship on the High Seas. Barring that the Plan Arm Raises is a pretty good substitute. The rolling movement of the body as you switch arms shifts the load to your core which then works hard to maintain your balance. This is one of those exercises that have an immediate impact on your posture.   

What's involved: Shoulders, triceps, glutes, lower back, core.

Powered by: Shoulders and core.

Tip: Stretch your arm out in front of you and keep your head up, eyes forward and your knees straight. It helps establish a 'stretch' position for your body where the muscles are taut and the body is held in balance.