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Hold A Plank Position

Welcome to day 5 of the Move More Now challenge, powered by support from Humana.

While planks are known for working the core, they actually work multiple areas of the body. By holding yourself in a plank position for 10, 20, or 30 seconds (or however long you can hold it), you’re working your:

  • Biceps
  • Neck
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Core
  • Legs

Not sure how to plank? Follow these simple 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 10 seconds (or longer)

Give it a try. Get down on the floor and hold a plank for as long as you can. Aim for 10 seconds at first, and go longer if you feel up to it.

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