Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On the first day of Christmas....

 On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...plank! Yes thats the exercise of the day!
Why It Rocks: The plank (or hover) is an isolation move used in Pilates and Yoga and works the abs, back, arms and legs. The plank also targets your internal abdominal muscles.

How to Do It: Lie face down on mat with elbows resting on floor next to chest. Push your body off the floor in a pushup position with body resting on elbows or hands. Contract the abs and keep the body in a straight line from head to toes. Hold for 30-60 seconds and repeat as many times as you can( 3-5 times) For beginners, do this move on your knees and gradually work your way up to balancing on your toes

Five tips that might help
1.Keep your back flat, in a straight line from head to heels 
2. Aim for a straight line between your neck and ankles.
3.Keep your body weight balanced and focus on working your core muscles (abs, back and hips), rather than your legs and arms. 
4.Keep breathing throughout. Take steady breaths, and never hold your breath. 
5.Remember to not let your hips and back sag.

♥ Cameron Ashleigh

                                                        Modified Plank


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    For part of my daily exercise, I do the plank.
    It can be a killer, but it's nice to feel those tight abs after a few months of doing 'em. Ha ha. :P

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