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How To Do Shoulder Taps In A Plank / Push-Up Position
Shoulder taps in a plank or push-up position are a great way to work your core, obliques and improve your balance.
To perform a shoulder tap push-up:
- While in a plank position with your arms fully extended, lift one hand and tap your opposite shoulder
- Return your hand to the ground, lift your other hand up and tap your other shoulder
See a quick demonstration below:
For more tips on form as well as advice on how to incorporate this ab exercise effectively into your workout routine, check out this video by Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD.
Advanced Shoulder Tap Push-Ups
To progress this move, you can add a push-up before doing your shoulder taps. See how Kim Kardashian’s trainer Melissa Alcantara recommends performing an advanced version of the shoulder tap push-ups.
Push-Up Variations & Challenges
For more push-up variations and advanced push-up challenges, check out the following resources.
Barlates Body Blitz Push Up Challenge
10-minute push-up challenge to hit every angle of your upper body through a variety of different push-ups.
Convict Conditioning, Volume 1: The Prison Pushup Series
Learn how to go from simple wall push-ups to the prison-style one-arm push up in ten progressive steps.
Push Ups: For Everyone– Perfect Pushup Workouts For Muscle Growth, Strength and Endurance
Perfect for people of all fitness levels, this book by David Nordmark features an exhaustive list (along with instructions and pictures) of push-up variations from beginner to advanced as well as instructions on how to train for 100 push-ups.