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Plank

The Plank is a static exercise for strengthening the abdominals, back and shoulders. Isometric strength is important for stabilizing the trunk in various sports and exercises. The abdominal plank is a great exercise for strengthening the transverse abdominus. The transverse abdominus is the deepest layer of abdominal muscle and wraps around the whole midsection. When you contract the abdominals, your waist becomes thinner. This is the action of the transverse. Therefore, a strong transverse abdominus means a smaller, tighter waist. When you are doing the plank exercise or a variation of the plank, make sure to contract your abdominals while remembering to breath. A variation of this exercise is the side plank.

 

Starting position: Lift your body of the ground on your elbows and toes. Contract your abdominals and relax your shoulders. Remember to breath. Relax your neck.

Movement: No movement, just hold that plank position ... keep holding.

*THIS EXERCISE REQUIRES NO MOVEMENT*

 


Abdominal Exercises: Oblique Curl | Plank | Side Plank | Ball Ab Pull | Ball Ab Curl | Ball Pike | V-Sit | Ab Curl

Chest Exercises - | Bench Press | Chest Press | Pec Fly Incline |Pec Fly Ball | Push-Up | Modified Push-Up | Narrow Push-Up | Ball Push-Up | Ball Chest Press

Shoulder Exercises: Seated Shoulder Press | Shoulder Press | Upright Row | Incline Pec Fly | Anterior Raise | Lateral Raise

Biceps Exercises: Dumbell Bicep Curl | Barbell Bicep Curl

Triceps Exercises: Overhead Press | Dumbell Skull Crusher | Barbell Skull Crusher

Back Exercises: One Arm Row | Bent Over Rows | Wide Grip Chin Up

Hamstring Exercises: Ball Ham Curl | One Leg Ball Ham Curl | Dead Lifts

Quadriceps Exercises: Ball Squats

 

 

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