Try These 12 Crazy Plank Variations From a Former NFL QB

Think you've got the Plank under control? Former NFL QB Dennis Dixon is raising the bar on Push-Ups and Planks, literally.

Former NFL and University of Oregon quarterback, 31-year old Dennis Dixon, has been a free agent since fall of 2014, but his fitness game makes us wonder why. Judging by his Instagram feed, Dixon's drive and readiness are full-speed ahead.

Lately Dixon has been posting videos of himself performing highly advanced variations of the Plank, all requiring incredible core strength, balance, coordination, and, quite frankly, total body strength. In addition to exemplary core strength, Dixon is also showing off strength in his grip and shoulders.

Take a look at the exercises below:

Angled Body Bar Base Push-Ups

Vertical Body Bar Grabs

Push-Up to Wall Holds

Angled (5-Pound) Plate-Based Tricep Push-Up

Vertical Plate-Based Push-Up with Knee to Chest

Wide Base Finger Push-Ups

Arms Extended Finger Push-Ups

Single-Arm Extension Push-Up with Floor Wipe

3 Med-Ball Push-Up

4 Dumbbell-Balance Explosive Push-Up

Push-Up to Forearm Plank

Vertical Bar Lower & Grab


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