do this one, you'll need something
to set your hands on. I'm using
a decline bench but you can also
use the end of a flat bench or a
even the seat of a char or a railing.
What you use is not critical...your
body and arm position IS.
your hands about halfway up on the
bench. Whatever object you're using,
your grip should be about a foot
to a foot and a half off the ground
to make this work.
yourself in the plank position,
starting with your arms vertical.
Now move your body forward until
your waist is directly over your
shift forward takes away the direct
vertical support of the arms that
you have in a regular plank, changing
the leverage of the plank. By doing
this, you shift the focus primarily
onto the upper abdominal area rather
than spreading the tension through
the entire core as with a regular
body position looks very similar
to a ski jumper, hence the name.
this position for as long as you
can until fatigue drops you. Now,
even though you're doing this with
your body on an incline (which would
be easier IF you were doing a regular
plank), because your arms at a backwards
angle like this, it's actually surprisingly
you've been looking for a way to
increase the difficulty of the plank
and/or to target your upper abdominals,
this is a GREAT way to do it. It's
very simple and quick to set up
and doesn't require much in the
way of specialized equipment. Great
for training your abs at home or