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How To Do Thigh Taps In A Plank / Push-Up Position
Advanced Thigh Tap Push-Ups
More Push-Up Variations & Challenges

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)
  • Repeat

See a quick demonstration below:

YouTube Channel: The Fit Ninja

Advanced Thigh Tap Push-Ups

To progress this move, you can add a push-up before each thigh tap.

YouTube Channel: emorystrength

Thigh tap push-ups also make a great group fitness challenge.

YouTube Channel: CrossFitDynamo

For a more explosive version, check out these double thigh tap push-up variations.

YouTube Channel: Shamel Higinio
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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.

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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.

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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.

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