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THE PLANK FOR CORE STRENGTH


The plank is an isometric core strength exercise. Start by getting into a push up position, arms straight or forearms on the mat with your elbows bent 90 degrees. Position your elbows directly under your shoulders and look straight down to the floor with a nice long neck. Your body should form a perfect straight line from the top of your head to your heels. I always lift up from my elbows and slightly lean forward to avoid pressing them into the mat. Holding the position takes strength and endurance. The plank uses all major core muscles groups, builds strength that will help you contour your mid-section and improve your posture. It's a single move to engage multiple areas Yeah! How long should you hold it? You be the judge! Start off with 30 to 60 seconds, rest for 1 minute and repeat 3 to 5 more times. One of the benefits to this exercise is you can do it anywhere.

Put it to the test and see how much stronger you become!

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