plank is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the lower back and shoulders ...more
plank is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the lower back and shoulders.
The only plank equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different plank variations that you can try out that may require different types of plank equipment or may even require no equipment at all.
Learning proper plank form is easy with the step by step plank instructions, plank tips, and the instructional plank technique video on this page. plank is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the plank video, learn how to do the plank, and then be sure and browse through the plank workouts on our workout plans page!
A nice one if you enjoy getting noticably better. Try holding the plank for an increasing amount of time each workout.
Seems easy ... but isn't!
I really like the plank for strengthening my core stability, lower back and abs. This is another 0 excuse exercise, you can do it any time any where. That is enough by it's self to make the plank awesome! When executing the plank I try to flex as hard as a can, keep my back straight and my form good that always yields the best results! Also if the plank is hard for you starting out you can always modify it as shown here.
http://0.tqn.com/d/exercise/1/0/D/b/modifiedplank.jpg If your looking for more of a challenge there are tons of planks variations! check out this list! http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2013/03/12/25-plank-variations-absolutely/
If you're new to working out I recommend plank for core stability work! It's a great place to start because it stabilizes and strengthens those core muscles that are so important for every other movement. If you're a pro I'd recommend the plank just the same! It's an all around awesome exercise.
first time I saw it (long time ago...) it was performed by a thin 60 years old man.. I thought "easy...".. ahahahah I was humiliated...I couldn't keep it more than 20 sec....A little bit better , by now!!!.. but it works, definitely!!!!!
I’m fat will this help me not be fat