What's up everybody, hope you're doing
well! Today I will show you how to learn the easiest planche variation
– the tuck planche – in just 1 week! So let's get right into it. The best thing about this move
is: no need to go outside, the only things you need is yourself,
motivation, two books or two parallettes. THE prerequisite for more advanced moves
like the straddle or the full planche, so make sure to do this properly. There are some
important points you must keep in mind and if you do, they will boost your progress a lot and you
will even find joy in training the tuck planche. Before you start make sure
to have a proper warm up, especially warm up your wrists as
this move is pretty intensive on them and you might hurt yourself. And of course,
don't forget your elbows and your shoulders.
Three very important tips before we start! Tip #1: Use parallettes. If you're a beginner and you do not have
parallettes that's not a problem at all, you can simply take two books. Just make
sure that they are at around the same height. Why? There is a dimension of a difference
in training with or without extra height! Tip #2: Remove your shoes. Not only is it additional weight, it is also
pretty uncomfortable and a bit bulky so it will just hinder you while you will train.
course there is this additional height as well. ..and the 3rd and last tip: Train on solid ground. Don't do the same mistake I
did and train on a soft ground, it will just damage your wrists and
it will be a bit more difficult. The problem is that your wrists will sink in
a bit, that will narrow the angle and this is just not really healthy for your wrists.
By the way, I am not a fan of generalized, detailed workout plans you "must" follow to
unlock the tuck planche due to following reason: We are all different.
Whoever you are, you are different than me and you
are different than the others. Perhaps different weight, different height, other prerequisites,
other background, different gender – anything. So if I would tell you now you must do 3
sets of 30 seconds of front lean holds, then it might help some of
you but possibly – not you. It is ALWAYS like that and this is
why individual plans are so important. My suggestion to you: watch this
video – or any other video – pick your favorite exercises and moves you
think you can include into your workout, create a detailed plan and go through
with it at least 3 to 4 times a week. No matter if you will learn this move in a week
or not, I promise you, you will see huge progress! Let's talk about the theory
and the correct body position. Let's start with the bottom: with the hands.
Very important: the hands must face to the
side. When you twist your wrists to the side you will avoid this painful angle and it will
save you a lot of energy. The next point are the elbows which must be completely locked
out. It definitely is easier to have them slightly bent in because you can hold this
position a bit better but that's not really aesthetic and also not really correct. The
shoulders must be put completely to the front. If you don't really know how to do this, try these
scapular push-ups so you'll get a natural feeling how it should feel in the tuck planche position.
Your scapula / your upper back must be the highest point during the tuck planche, so don't
forget that think about it consciously.
Then, your legs must be tucked just like that
and your hips must be at around the same level as your shoulders. And the higher
you will go with your hips, the more pressure you will feel on your shoulders.
So the next step after the tuck planche would be to put the hips even higher. And finally,
you must lean to the front to shift the point of balance. The more you can
lean forward the easier it will be. And the most important thing: keep
your body tension at all times! Now let's come to the exercises
and the step-by-step progress. To succeed and learn the tuck planche I
highly recommend following exercises. I personally always do sets of three but as
I already explained, decide for yourself. An amazing exercise to start
is simply leaning to the front. That means you go on your knees, you put your
hands in the correct way as already explained and then you lean to the front. Here
at this point you should definitely feel a lot of tension in your arms so try to
hold that position for as long as you can.