#FitTipFriday – Plank It Out

By: Susan Isabella, CPT, HACZone Trainer

Clients often ask me about planks, as far as what they really do for you, what type of plank to do, or even how long to hold the position for. Here are a few of the many benefits of incorporate planks into your workout routine!
  • Strengthen your core
  • Build upper and lower body strength
  • No equipment necessary!
  • Can be performed in small spaces, even in the comfort of your own home.
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve posture
It is important to perform planks with proper form and technique. Follow the steps below to make sure you get the most out of the exercise!
 1. Begin on all fours
 2. Make sure your hands are beneath your shoulders, knees are directly behind your hips
 3. Lift your your body into push-up position and hold
Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Engage your core by sucking in your belly button to your spine, then hold for as long as you can. Most importantly… HAVE FUN with it! Listen to music, watch TV, or compete with a workout buddy!

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