Monday, November 28, 2011

How To Do Stomach Planks



Allright, here's the situation: hitting the books during the last leg of the fall semester has you nailed down to your desk all day long. But you also need to do some exercises. So today I'm going to show you stomach planks. This exercise has many benefits including:

  • strong abdominal muscles
  • improves posture
  • easy to learn

This simple exercise can be done at the start of your day, so let's get started with them.

How To Do The Stomach Plank Exercise

The only thing that you need for this exercise is a flat, horizontal surface that is free of foot traffic. Lie face down on the floor. Your body weight's going to be supported on your elbows and the balls of your feet. Make sure that your body is in perfectly aligned i.e. don't arch your back or dip your stomach toward the floor. Now tighten your abdominal muscles. Tighten them as much as you can and hold this position for a thirty second count. Now relax your muscles. Take a twenty second break then tighten your ab muscles for another thirty seconds. You should begin to feel the effects in your gut after three repetitions. Repeat this until you've completed ten planks and then you're done.

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