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Exercise Demonstrations

Plank

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Plank Exercise

Starting Position

Begin by lying on your stomach with palms on the floor next to your shoulders, feet and legs together, toes down.

Action

Lift your body up so that your arms are straight (palms below shoulders) and weight is balanced evenly between hands and toes, keeping body as straight as possible. Hold for 30 seconds and work up to 1-3 minutes.

Special Instructions

Don't let your hips drop or rise, and be sure not to shift weight to one arm. Remember to breathe.

Muscles Worked: Abs