Simple enough, right?
One of the cool things about Planks is that they can be expanded, depending upon your fitness
level. I've never been a big fan of having a client hold the plank position for much longer than
Because I think it's boring as hell.
Besides the boredome aspect, I also think you reach a point that it's not as useful. I can
understand there being some benefit to holding a plank for a long period of time, but why do it when
there are so many other things you could do and get just as good, if not BETTER, benefits?
Rather than doing a regular plank, you could do a Side Plank, Push-up Plank, Decline Plank, or throw in
some extensions where you alternate extending your arms - without rocking - to increase the intensity
and balance factor.
See what I'm saying?
By all means, do a Plank and keep coming back to this video to learn how to do a plank
and make sure your form is in
check, but expand your horizons a bit and include different variations.
Again, I think Planks are one of the best, and simplest, abs workouts for men and women. They increase
your abdominal endurance, help strengthen the core and, when inserted into a proper workout program,
can help lose stomach fat...although they won't do much on their own.
Planks work best when grouped into a quality workout program that includes lots of resistance exercises
- and that does NOT mean you need to join a gym.
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Ooh, I thought of one more thing before we close out. One option I have clients do, especially if
they've been having issues sticking with a consistent workout plan, is to start small.
Many of my clients watch television in the evening because that's their "brain dead" time. They
don't yet have it as a habit to stick to a full workout program, but are willing to do a little, so
here's what I have them do.
During commercial breaks, do circuits of Planks, Bodyweight Squats and Hip Extensions.
Then, during the next commercial break, do a circuit of Push-ups, Lunges and Jumping Jacks.
Alternate back and forth for an entire 30-minute program.
Easy enough, right?
Thanks for reading and watching!
Talk to you soon!
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