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Fall 2016
2 Keep your head head and and neck in in in in a a a a a a a a a a straight line line DO NOT LOOK UP Your tailbone mid back and and head head should all be be in in in in line line with each other (see picture below) 3 Imagine isometrically pulling your elbows and feet together 4 Once you you you assume the proper position maximally contract every muscle from your your toes to to your your fingers but DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH 5 When coming off o of a a pwlank slowly lower your your knees to to the the floor floor (see picture below) DO NOT let your hips/pelvis drop to the floor A common mistake I I I I see is is treating a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a plank plank plank like a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a marathon rather than a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a sprint Instead of thinking “How “How long can can I I I I hold hold a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a plank plank plank for?” for?” think think “How “How short short can can I I I I hold hold a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a plank plank plank for?” for?” The The idea being: The The harder the the the the contraction the the shorter the the duration Add planks to to to your training to to to improve total body strength and reap the benefits of a a a a a a a healthy spine Be sure to check out out this video as as well as as the the the rest of the the the Feel Good Friday series on my YouTube channel at at the the the following link: https://www youtube com/watch?v=Lrt6aGnbrHU
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