How To Do A Plank

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BENEFITS

Plank helps you to build strength in your core, upper and lower body so its a good full body work out. You do not need any equipment to perform this exercise all you need is a bit of space.
Improves flexibility by stretching muscles and will improve posture if performed regularly.

MUSCLE GROUPS WORKED

The plank works almost every main muscle and here are a few: deltoids, biceps, triceps, obliques, rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, pectorals major, gluteus maximus, quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius.

HOW TO DO A PLANK

  1. Start by getting into a press up position.
  2. Bend your elbows and rest your weight ono your forearms and not on your hands.
  3. Your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles.
  4. Engage your core by sucking your belly button into your spine.
  5. Hold this position for the prescribed time.

PLANK VARIATION

If the plank is to much for your elbows you can perform it with extended arms, always leave a small hollow in your hands to protect the wrists.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION



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