The Plank! – Are They All Created Equal?

This often-used core stability exercise can be done in many ways, but are they all equally effective? Let’s take a look inside the strength-building pillar plank. First, let’s talk about what the plank is intended to do for us. It’s mostly an isometric hold exercise, but there are many variations which add some movement, whether […]

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Down Dog (video)

by Kristin Porter … Follow this simple yoga flow series into Down Dog, which can be done anywhere. Breath as you move through Standing Forward Fold, Flat Back, Plank, Chaturanga, Up Dog, Down Dog and transition back into Forward Folding to begin again.

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Basic Plank Series

The Plank is a static exercise for strengthening the abdominals, back and shoulders.  This isometric  exercise is important for stabilizing the trunk  and creates a bracing effect, which works all the abdominal muscles.  When doing any variation of the plank, make sure to remember to breath while contracting your abdominals.   This video demonstrates 3 different […]

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