Saturday, November 6, 2010

Plank

Everybody wants a tight mid-section, that's for sure. Crunches and sit ups are popular exercises but they really only target your upper abs. The plank is a forgotten compound exercise that targets pretty much the whole core and upper arms. Start in a push up position keeping your back straight, stay still for 30-40 seconds. Do 2 or 3 sets. To add variety you can use your elbows instead of your upper arms.

Pros:

  • Targets the whole core, very effective.
  • You can do it anywhere.
Cons:
  • Can be somewhat brutal if you're just starting out.

Plank with upper arms














Plank with elbows

2 comments:

  1. So you just stay firm in that upright or elbow position for about 30 seconds? Seems easy enough.

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  2. yea , I can do lots of them now , but it wasn't that easy when I was out of shape, ahah.

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