Lion Dance Warm-Up Re-Cap

We have some new teams preparing for upcoming performances and we need all the time we can get in order to practice, practice, and practice some more. But before we get down to business, we always go through a 1.5 hour warm-up — cardio, stretching, and ab exercises.

On this night, the featured exercise of the evening was the plank, aka ‘elbow plank.’

The Plank

 

According to FitSugar: This is a killer move for your core, legs, and upper body. When holding Elbow Plank, be sure your shoulders are stacked over your elbows and your body is in one straight line:

  • Start on the floor, resting on your forearms and knees
  • Step your feet out one at a time, coming into a plank position.
  • Contract your abs to prevent your booty from sticking up or sinking. Your spine should be parallel to the floor, with your abs pulling toward the ceiling.
  • Hold 30 seconds, and work your way up to one minute as you get stronger.

To learn more about this and other forms of the plank, visit FitSugar.

We were calling each other on form left and right. And so we did more than what we usually do. We should’ve had a plank-a-thon 🙂

Next time!

 

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