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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

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10/10

Dec 11, 2014 5:50 PM: Be of my favorite workouts, thanks for the tips; Jesus Christ Bless you! :)



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10/10

Dec 2, 2014 7:15 PM: This is the base to master so you can add more difficulty. Progress is quick.



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Review: Plank

Exercise Rating
10/10

Aug 25, 2014 11:46 AM: This is an awesome one! When it gets too easy, you can introduce tons of more challenging variations like bringing one arm up in a straight line with your back an legs or a leg, or both! Get creative and/or look into Al Kavadlo's tips and advice on this. This exercise is a must.



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10/10

Aug 14, 2014 1:33 PM: Excellent!



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Review: Plank

Exercise Rating
10/10

Aug 8, 2014 11:22 AM: Planks might be one of my all time abs exercises. Do em anywhere, anytime!



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10/10

Jun 1, 2014 1:28 PM: This is a great exercise if you ever want to find out in shape you are try holding it as long as long as you can. I held mine 6 mins 30 seconds it was brutal but good



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Review: Plank

Exercise Rating
9/10

May 20, 2014 9:34 AM: I really like this exercise because I tend to overuse my back on other abdominal exercises, like situps. This burnssss, in a good way :D



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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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Exercise Rating
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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