Interval Planks Will Activate Your Abs
Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA
Planks to strengthen your core? For sure! We love planks and hope you do too. Aaaand, we just got ahold of some interesting news about a great way to progress your ab strength via planks (Hint: It’s not about going longer).
Plink, plank, plunk, who’d a thunk that holding a plank for a long time might be LESS effective than another approach?! Specifically, you may require your abs to turn on more and more often from interval planks as opposed to holding a plank longer and longer. Well, yippee yi yay as we’d much rather stay in the plank position 20 seconds or so, then drop down for a very short break, then come back into the exercise. Gotta love the options that are not only more accessible, but also more beneficial![youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCE8d0K4MLU&feature=colike[/youtube]
For more plank ideas (and actual exercises!) check out some of our previous posts:
- Planks: Beginning to Intermediate
- Planks: 3 Advanced Plank Exercises
- Planks: Rotating Side Planks: Abs Away!
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