Bodyweight Essential : The Plank

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The pull-up & push-up exercises are without question two of the premiere movements in fitness. They remain a staple in building lean muscle and strengthening the upper body. Although not definite but if a third exercise were to follow the aforementioned movements, it’ll be the plank. Arguably the most universally preferred choice for developing the core and abdominals, the plank has been around for years and is as ancient as the squat. Planking requires virtually no equipment and can literally be performed anywhere thus making it a favorite for working the abs amongst many fineness enthusiasts.

The simplest way to get into a plank position is by first getting into a push-up position. From there, bend your elbows to 90-degrees and ensure that your shoulders are directly above your elbows. With your weight resting on your forearms and your legs fully extended, the exercise commences by holding that position for…

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3 thoughts on “Bodyweight Essential : The Plank”

  1. I have great progress for Pull up and Push up in one year. I also lose weight 13 kg during that time. But plank, currently I still only do for 1 minute three repetition. Need higher spirit to improve this 🙂
    Low abs is my biggest homework in my workout.

    Tri Haryanto
    http://www.fityoo.me

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