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How To Do Thigh Taps In A Plank / Push-Up Position
Thigh taps in a plank or push-up position is a great exercise to work your core muscles and improve your balance.
To perform a plank thigh tap:
- While in a plank position with your arms fully extended, lift one hand and tap the outside of your thigh (same side as the hand that is lifted)
- Return your hand to the ground, lift your other hand up and tap your other thigh (same side as the hand that is lifted)
See a quick demonstration below:
Advanced Thigh Tap Push-Ups
To progress this move, you can add a push-up before each thigh tap.
Thigh tap push-ups also make a great group fitness challenge.
For a more explosive version, check out these double thigh tap push-up variations.
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.