New Move Monday: Plank Shoulder Taps

You can do this exercise pregnant or not, but as you see below, I demonstrated it while pregnant with my second! This is a full body exercise, however you will feel the intensity in the abs and lower back.


Get on all 4’s on the ground. Lift your knees up (or keep them to the floor to modify). Tap the left shoulder with the right hand then put the right hand on the ground. Then take your left hand and tap your right shoulder. Repeat. Try to minimize movement in the whole body while tapping. Yes, you will move side to side a bit, but try to control and keep centered, with your hips facing the ground. Keep tension away from your head and neck and breathe!

Do 2-3 sets of 8-10 taps!

CHALLENGE: Do a set of push-ups in between each set of shoulder taps!

This post is linked to Works for me Wednesday and Women Living Well Wednesdays!


  1. says

    Thanks for sharing this tip! At home I do planks for a few seconds (maybe 10), but went to an exercise class where they held it for at least 30 seconds…ouch! I like the tap move, will help me not watch the clock in agony!!

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