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Commercial break plank exercise

Plank during commercials – A two minute core workout

A commercial break is normally somewhere around two minutes, which is also great duration for a couple of plank reps.

Commercial break plank exercise

Mel is doing the plank while waiting for the TV commercials to finish.

The plank is a great abs exercise to target your core muscles.

HOW:
Get down on the floor in plank position. Rest on your forearms and toes. Keep your core muscles tensed and maintain a straight position. Down dip or raise your butt. Keep your gaze focused on the floor without tensing your neck. Start by planking for shorter periods and then gradually increase the duration. To make the exercise easier you can rest on your knees.

Alternatives
Plank with leg lift. Same starting position as the regular plank. Lift one leg slightly off the floor and keep it elevated for a couple of seconds before switching sides.

Plank with extended arm. Same starting position as the regular plank. Extend one arm straight in front of you and keep it extended for a couple of seconds before retracting it and extending the other.

Side plank. Lay on the side resting on one forearm. Place your upper foot on top of the one resting on the floor. This can also be done on your knees.

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The Plank – Core workout on the couch

Core workout on the couch
Exercise: The plank
Situation: On the couch
Exercises: Core and upper arm

Strong core muscles helps your posture, strength, stability and general fitness level. The planks is a core muscle workout you can do from the couch at home and it will work your upper arms as well.

Lean on your lower arm while keeping your body elevated and fixed. It’s a static exercise and you should hold the position for as long as you can and repeat a couple of times. Don’t forget to switch side.

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