Athletes and Crossfitters Rely on the Plank

Athletes and Crossfitters Rely on the Plank A tried and true exercise, the plank is an extremely effective workout for everyone, especially athletes and crossfitters that want to get their bodies in top condition. Why is core strength important for athletes? Studies have shown that core strength affects an athlete’s ability to not only develop,…

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Planking: The New Gold Standard of Core Training

Once upon a time, sit-ups were touted as the best exercise for slimming and sculpting your midsection. Today, experts agree that people can forgo cumbersome spine-curving sit-ups in favor of a better exercise: the plank. Now considered the gold standard of core training, the plank targets the entire core, which also includes the muscles that…

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What is your “Core Score?”

The plank is one of the best total-body and core exercises. It helps to define and sculpt your midsection, build isometric strength and improve posture. It also works to engage the abdominal muscles, arms, back, glutes, shoulders and hamstrings. But planks are incredibly boring. Holding the plank position for one minute, two minutes, three minutes…

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