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Why You Should Plank

Ever wonder what the heck a plank is?? A plank is just YOU. Your strength, your power, your mental focus. Like the picture shown, you hold your body weight up for as long as your can. Be sure your shoulders are directly over your elbows. Your elbows should be directly over your wrists. Tighten those glutes (your BOOTY) and be sure you have a flat back. The only difference between a proper plank and the one in this photo is that your eyes should be down, looking between your hands or just out in front of them so that your neck is in line with your spine. (I had to look at the camera! smile emoticon ) If you do this in front of a mirror you should look as though you could draw one straight line from your shoulders down to your heels. Keep those abdominal muscles pulled in...and don't forget to breathe!! What is your favorite version of the plank?

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