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Beginner Wedge Block Exercises


Incorporating the use of wedge blocks into your fitness routine can have tremendous benefits. The slight angular incline helps increase the effectiveness of your workouts while adding another element of difficulty. In this article, we’re going to focus on 3 common exercises that can be boosted to the next level with the use of foam wedge blocks. Note: we advise you to first try these exercises without the foam blocks to ensure that they aren’t too difficult for you.

Plank

The plank may appear to be an easy exercise, but believe us— this is one that packs a powerful punch. Commonly known for its ability to activate core muscles, the plank is helpful for improving flexibility as well. 

To start, place both of the foam wedge blocks on a flat surface.Then, get on the ground and place your elbows on each foam wedge block.

Once your elbows are comfortably positioned, begin to focus on straightening your back.

Try and maintain this position for approximately 10-20 seconds the first time. If this proves difficult, shorten the time. Gradually try to increase the plank time with each new attempt. 

Rotating Plank

If you’re interested in targeting your upper-chest area, this is the perfect plank to do so. 

Begin this exercise by starting in the same initial position as you would with the traditional plank.

Once in position, start by slowly lifting one hand from the wedge and rotating your body sideways. Keep your arm straight and stretch upwards.

Maintain this position for 5-10 seconds before moving back to the original position, then alternate with the other arm and side. 

Push Up

For this exercise, simply place the foam wedges under your palms and proceed with doing a normal push up.  Experiment with how far down the decline your hands are positioned on the wedge block. 

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