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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom - What do you Plank?

One of the best core exercises you can do is the plank (click for video demo).  Take a few 
minutes to read this and see if you are planking properly! 

Primary Muscles Worked:  abdominals (rectus and transverse abdominals), back (erector 
Secondary Muscles Worked:  Shoulders, Glutes, Quads, Calves 

Starting Position:  
Lie face down resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor.  
Resting on the elbows, push off the floor and raise up onto toes.
Relax your shoulders, keep your back flat and in a straight line from head to heels. 
Pull your abdominals in toward the spine (should look like a tabletop) to prevent your rear
end from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle (you know you are sagging too much 
if your low back starts hurting. 
Hold for 20 to 60 seconds, lower and repeat 2-3 times.  Work your way up to minutes
at time or see advanced options below! 

Modification – set knees on the ground to make easier
Progression – lift an arm or leg off the ground to make it harder or try one of these advanced

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