Planking Mistakes You Never Knew You Were Making

If you’re as obsessed with STRONG by Zumba® as we are, then you know the music-led high-intensity class is full of moves like burpees, planks, squats, lunges, and high knees. With every move synchronized to a beat, it’s fun to nail the challenging exercises and leave class feeling like a champ. But if your form is not on point, you might not be reaping the full benefits of this calorie-burning class. Check out these tips from Master Trainer Marcie Benavides to get your moves in perfect form so you can see results faster.

  • When conquering spider-man push-ups, keep your back flat and your core engaged

  • Jump squats are hard – use your arms to help

  • The key to making high knees work for you? Don’t lean forward

  • Side lunges require more attention to form than you may think

  • Planks are an incredibly beneficial exercise, but only if you do them correctly. Master Trainers Renee Pickett and Natalia Bull show us how its done:


Now that you know the moves, there’s no stopping you. Push past your perceived limits at a STRONG by Zumba class today.

Susan Perez

Susan Perez is the Managing Editor of the ZLife blog and you can usually find her getting her sass on to Beyonce's 'Formation' in Zumba class; other loves include eating popcorn while watching 'The Voice', singing [really badly] at the top of her lungs while driving, and wearing red lipstick.

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