Hold A Plank Position
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Planks are one exercise that can be done quickly while working multiple areas of the body. By holding yourself in a plank position for 5, 10, 15 seconds (or however long you can hold), you’re working your:
- Shoulder muscles
Give it a try today! Get down on the floor and hold a plank for as long as you can. Aim for 5 seconds at first and go longer if you feel up to it.
Follow these steps:
- Get into push-up position on the floor.
- Bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your body weight on your forearms.
- Keep your torso and legs straight, with toes on the floor. Do not sag or bend.
- Keep your head relaxed and looking forward.
- Hold the position for at least 5 seconds.
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