Grab a dumbbell or a kettlebell that would be demanding to carry in only one hand for about forty yards. Make sure to maintain superb posture at all times as you walk that distance. Switch hands and repeat. (Barbells can also work, but make sure you use collars, and be aware that the more distributed weight will make balancing the weight more difficult.)
The suitcase carry works well beause your core on your unweighted side must trying to dynamically stabilize the spine while you hold the weight and move with it. Those deep core muscles have to stabilize and work to help support your body just like a plank. The suitcase carry is by far the most functional type of plank to improve dynamic stabilization. Give it a shot and you’ll see the benefits in no time. Don’t be surprised if you wake up the next day with some sore obliques.
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