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No Equipment Necessary: Walking Dolphin Plank

If you liked taking your elbow plank for a walk, here's another variation. It's an effective exercise that will strengthen your arms, upper back, and core. Add it to your strength-training routine the next time you work out, and it won't take long before you feel this one working.


To learn how to do this move, keep reading.

  • Begin in plank position with your arms and legs straight, and your hands directly underneath your shoulders. Draw your abs in toward your spine and hold them in throughout the entire exercise.
  • Beginning with the right side first, lower your elbow to the floor where your hand was. Then lower your left elbow to the floor where your left hand was. Now you are in Dolphin Plank, with your forearms parallel. Then come back onto your right hand and then back onto your left, so you're in the starting position (plank).
  • This completes one rep. Do a total of five reps with the right side first, then repeat for five more, starting with the left side. This counts as one set. Complete three to five sets.
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