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You wouldn’t think that an exercise where you stay perfectly still could make so many body parts stronger. There are many versions of the plank, many I will illustrate here. In a nutshell, you straighten your body like a board and hold it there.
This simple exercise works your entire core, back, quads, ankles, arms, shoulders, butt, and brain. A stationary pose that looks so easy can be downright torturous! It’s a hoot to see big, strong guys drop to their knees in agony when I challenge them in a plank contest. I haven’t lost one yet!
If you promise to try these plank variations to improve your core strength, I’ll share a few of my secrets to holding a plank longer in my final post of this series next week. Then make sure and write me when you challenge Hercules at the gym and win!