Thomas Roehler performing the plank taps exercise for core and arm strength while wearing Bauerfeind's Sports Elbow Support


If you want stronger arms and core, Plank Taps will make a great addition to your workout routine. Read on to learn more about this exercise’s benefits and how to do it right for the best results.


The benefits of plank taps 

The plank taps exercise has many benefits. It activates and strengthens the core, improving the spine’s support network. It also builds strength in the arms, shoulders, and upper back as you shift your weight. Last but not least, plank taps can improve your balance and coordination, as the exercise requires a fair bit of both. 


How to do plank taps

  1. Begin in a pushup position with your hands underneath your shoulders, legs stretched out behind you, and feet shoulder-width apart. Your body should form a straight line from your head through your shoulders, back, hips and legs.
  2. Shifting your weight to maintain your balance, lift one hand to touch your opposite arm at or just below your shoulder. Pause briefly, then return your hand to the mat.
  3. Switch to the other side, bringing your other hand up to tap the opposite arm, then return it to the mat. This completes one repetition. Concentrate on maintaining your form and engaging your core during each movement.
  4. Complete 10-15 reps before resting, or set a timer to see how many you can complete in one minute.


Support your plank taps

Bauerfeind’s Sports Elbow Support uses sports compression for better performance, support, and stability during workouts. 

  • Compression reduces the rate of muscle fatigue, helping you squeeze in more reps
  • It stabilises the elbow joint throughout the exercise, helping protect it from injury
  • The epicondyle pads in the support soothe and support the elbow tendons to prevent aches


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Bauerfeind was founded in 1929, and since then, we've worked tirelessly to develop and improve our extensive range of braces, insoles, and compression products. Our mission is to provide you with top-of-the-line supports so you can reach your fitness goals or live life without pain holding you back.

Every product is produced entirely in our facilities in Germany with the guidance of doctors, clinics, and orthopaedic technicians.

About Olympic Gold Medalist Thomas Roehler:

Thomas Roehler is a professional track and field athlete competing in the javelin throw. He is a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist with a personal best of 93.90 m. With a passion for fitness, Thomas is showing us some of his favourite exercises to start the year with healthy habits and achieve your goals, whether you are just getting started or have been working out for a long time.


This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed healthcare provider. The information contained here should not be considered a plan of care or physical therapy.




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