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Plank to give better results

Posted by on July 2, 2014 at 1:20 AM


We all want sculpted abs and we want to look lean and tall. For this, you have done forearm planks many a times. Maybe you have also participated in plank challenges. Maybe by now, you really know it all- stomach pulled in, neck in line, back straight, neither hunching in nor upward, keep the palms down and do not hold or clasp your hands. But when you do it, you feel most in your arms and shoulders and not your abs. Yes, your form is off. So, today I am suggesting a slight modification that will make your plank more effective.

The modification is to turn the palms upwards. What is the reason behind this? Let me explain.

If you press the palms down, you do engange the arm and shoulder muscles. If you press the palms together, like a fist, your arm muscles are engaged and they help to stabilize you. But if you turn the palms upwards, it is all about the core. The arms and forearms will not support this plank at all. Also you will not hunch your shoulders in this position. The pronator teres here is positioned in. It is like standing with palms facing forward. Most of our jobs, like cooking, rolling a bread, writing, typing on computer, etc brings are forearm to face downward. By turning the palms up in your planks, you create a balance.

Perform your plank to help you give flat washboard abs that you want.

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