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Jan 31st '18, 15:50 PM  
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Core strength - Plank

Test your core strength and PLANK #plank

Plank Plank Plank

Time your planks and watch your core strength improve

How to plank:
Elbows on the floor beneath you shoulders and bring your back down to a straight position. Brace your abs and hold.

Common mistakes planking:
  1. Arching the back - this will put pressure on your spine. Widen your palms on the floor until comfortable.
  2. Dipping the hips - this will put strain on your back. Keep you hips raised and squeeze those glutes.
  3. Raising you head - Keep your head looking at the floor and in line with the rest of your body, you don't want to feel a strain in your neck. Bringing your chin closer in towards you as the plank gets tense is ok.

What are planks good for?
The plank is a true test of your core strenght.
You will engage the muscles in your abdominals, lower back, hips and arms all in one exercise.

Feb 1st '18, 11:15 AM  
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I love planking. It sounds so simple and easy to do, but it's surprising how difficult it can be.
I need to get back into doing these!
Feb 2nd '18, 10:49 AM  
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I agree. I got to a point I could plank 15kg on my back but not atm I’ve really shot my fitness
Feb 20th '18, 22:40 PM  
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PLANKS are one of the best core workouts. Up to 2:30 mins sets of 3. Great way to end a workout.
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