basketball trainingA few weeks ago I gave you one way to turbo-boost your core planks, but today I want to get you off the floor, you are going to get upright and stabilize through your hips and torso while you are performing work with your arms.


Sounds a lot more functional for your sport doesn’t it?

All you need to complete this exercise is either an adjustable cable column at your gym or a medium resistance band at home.

It is one of those sneaky ‘harder than it looks’ exercises that I love so much.  If you are finding it easy, then chances are very, very high that your front foot is not directly in line with your back knee.  Giving yourself a wider base of support will make the exercise much, much easier AND reduce the stabilization load on your hips and torso.

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How many?

Start three sets of eight on each side.  Make sure you pause at the top and the bottom of the movement – this makes it harder.

That’s it!  Go forth and dominate!


PS – stay tuned for the FREE RevCon Coaches’ Clinic coming this spring.  It is for coaches who want simple, practical ways to make their athletes faster (while reducing their risk of injury) during regular practice time.

Just so you know – we are always happy to help coaches, teams, organizations, even your co-workers discover how to effectively improve athletic ability with a free workout session or a group presentation.  Email me to discuss what you need – maria(at)revolutionconditioning (dot) com