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Plank Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Plank Benefits.

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  Read more

The Pirate Workout

Hey you scallywags! No more hogboshing around the deck swabs; it’s time to earn your eye patches! This here is called "The Pirate Workout" and if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding upper body workout, you should be all over...  Read more

Printable Workout: Day 7 Bootcamp

This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 7 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version. Climbing a Rope Crunches ...  Read more

Printable Workout: Day 4 Bootcamp

This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 4 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version. Knee to Chest Standing "Crunch&quo...  Read more

6 Fitness Rules Meant to be Broken

We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or...  Read more

Planks
Updated 6/18/2014 11:39:37 PM

So after doing my workout this morning. I learned I am not very good at holding a plank. My cousin sent me a Plank Challenge that pushes you to hold in plank position for over 5 minutes... it sounds kind of imitidating to me. How long can hold a plan...  Read more

Benefits of Drinking water
Updated 6/10/2014 2:36:50 PM

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. Because of the diabetes, I CRAVED water. That sounds funny to crave water, but unless you know what having a really high blood sugar is, you really won't understand. However, even when my blood sugars were...  Read more

Plank Exercise
Updated 5/20/2014 10:05:50 PM

I'm going to start exercising again. I'll be doing Plank Exercises until I can hold on for 3 minutes+! (30 sec-1 minute now) Then move onto something else. I'm obese and have been eating meat and just bad food... bad bad diet! So everyday now...  Read more

Workout vids without planks/push ups?
Updated 4/7/2014 8:45:43 PM

I've got a chronic strain injury in my right wrist. My doc and physio have cleared me for exercise and weight training, but I've been advised to stay away from any sort of plank exercise for the forseeable future, even with push up handles. This isn'...  Read more

What non-scale benefits have you gained?
Updated 3/12/2014 1:24:50 PM

Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any. But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment....  Read more

EXTEND YOUR PLANK TIME

Having trouble holding a plank38 I take my mind off the length of time I hold one by trying to do it for the duration of a record on the radio and by concentrating on my breathing. So far (this morning) I've managed 4;23 to Robbie William's Feel.I "F...  Read more

Planks

Planks on the bed, planks are a good exercise for building a stable core, and doing it on an unstable surface makes it even more challenging. Side planks are a killer.320...  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

14 Plank Exercises for a Stronger Core

The plank, according  to many experts, is by far one of best exercises we can do to help strengthen our core--the muscles that support our back and abdomen. And because there are many different variations in performing  this exercise, they...  Read more

8 Beginner Yoga Poses

For years celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have attributed their lean physiques and flexibility to yoga, an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years. Even SparkPeople's own dailySpark.com editor, Stepfanie...  Read more