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1-minute fitness tip: doing a proper plank

June 22, 2018

Hey everyone,

I love doing planks because they work your entire core--not just your external abdominal muscles but all of your abs and your back muscles as well. They're challenging, for sure; don't be discouraged if you need a break after a a few seconds or if you need to keep your knees on the ground. Any discomfort in the lower back is a red flag!  

The more you do these, the longer you'll be able to hold them. 

There are some common mistakes people make, like rounding the shoulders and upper back; avoid this by "setting" your shoulder blades; in other words, get your shoulders back and think about bringing the shoulder blades together. 

Think about your body being as flat as a table top.

Check out this 1-minute video to learn more!

 

 

 

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