Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 257- Plank

This exercise is a classic core exercise that is also pretty trendy right now. 

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start in Quadruped position with your hands directly beneath your shoulders and your knees directly beneath your hips.  Inhale to prepare and then exhale as you reach one leg on the floor beneath you and curl your toes underneath so that the foot can bear weight.  Inhale in this position and then exhale as you reach the other leg long beneath you.  Hold this plank for ten breaths, and if your feel really strong try to hold it for twenty five breaths.

Things to think about
The breath in this exercise is what will keep the static position moving.  No matter how much you shake or shiver, be sure that you are breathing.  Inhale and Exhale is a great mantra for the plank.

Like I said in yesterday’s post.  Length, Length, Length, and more and more length.  How long is your spine?  Can you make it longer in the plank?

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