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Plank

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Static
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Plank Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Get into a prone position on the floor, supporting your weight on your toes and your forearms. Your arms are bent and directly below the shoulder.
  2. Keep your body straight at all times, and hold this position as long as possible. To increase difficulty, an arm or leg can be raised.



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Review: Plank

Exercise Rating
9/10

Apr 5, 2014 11:57 AM: Because there are so many variations you can add to the "Plank", I have found it is one of the best exercises in my arsenal. One variation, which is similar to the ab roller, is to crawl forward on my forearms (keeping feet stationary and back straight), bringing my chest lower to the ground....+See More



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10/10

Mar 20, 2014 11:04 PM: good exercise



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Tip: Plank

Exercise Rating
8/10

Jan 21, 2014 6:52 AM: Good, but once you are able to hold it for a minute or more, it's probably time to move on to something weighted.



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Tip: Plank

Exercise Rating
10/10

Sep 12, 2013 1:30 PM: Don't forget to throw in some side planks along with this!



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Review: Plank

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jul 30, 2013 4:55 PM: Really excited to give this a go!



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Tip: Plank

Exercise Rating
9/10

Jul 29, 2013 1:02 PM: I realy like this exercise too, adding the "pluspart" of "pushup with a plus" while holding the plank - wonder if that reduce the coreworkout?



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Tip: Plank

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 27, 2013 11:45 AM: Great Exercise



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Tip: Plank

Exercise Rating
9/10

Apr 22, 2013 8:10 AM: We use planks as a pert of our fire fighter training. AWESOME abs start here



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Review: Plank

Exercise Rating
10/10

Apr 15, 2013 6:05 AM: I done this and really very effective for abdominal.



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Tip: Plank

Exercise Rating
9/10

Apr 4, 2013 11:32 PM: During this, your shoulders may get tired and start to burn before the plank becomes effective and you can feel it in your core. What I do when this happens is I plank on the palm of my hands like in a pushup position instead of my forearms. It works the same and I last longer in the plank. If that...+See More



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