Hold A Plank Position

It's day 3 of the Small Steps = Big Changes, powered by support from Humana.

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:

  • Biceps
  • Neck
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Core
  • Legs

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:
  1. Get into push-up position on the floor.
  2. Bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your body weight on your forearms.
  3. Keep your torso and legs straight, with toes on the floor. Do not sag or bend.
  4. Keep your head relaxed and looking forward.
  5. Breathe.
  6. Hold the position for at least 5 seconds.

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Missed day 2? Catch up here. Get a sneak peak at day 4.

Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jul 16, 2019 7:54 AM America/Chicago

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