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Planks: Beginning to Intermediate

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA

Perfect Form Plank - Oh Yeah!

Planks to strengthen all ab muscles–who can help but love this move that offers so much for the entire core?! Wild hares couldn’t drag Alexandra from having a wild hair to show you more about planks. You get 4 options in this short video, progressing from beginner to intermediate level.

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For more plank exercises, read our previous fitness plank post.

Stick with these options so you can say your Plank Don’t Stank!

What is your opinion of planks, and what is your favorite version? Remember that the BEST version is the one you can do with excellent form.

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Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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15 Responses to Planks: Beginning to Intermediate

  1. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness March 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I always use a mirror so I make sure I am not sagging or giving myself the instant need for back surgery:) I hope my plank don’t stank! Thanks for the informative video!
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    • AlexandraFunFit March 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      I always tell my students, “don’t do the worm (drop the hips) or false advertising (lift the butt).” They laugh, but it works as a reminder. You will have to try the advanced version that we’ll post next week!
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  2. Elle March 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Hey this is great. I can do 30 seconds of version 4! Hope to get progressively better as I get more serious about my resistance training.
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  3. John Poole March 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    But I like doing the squirmy worm and misleading advertising with my butt! And at what point do I get to walk the plank? Yarrrrrr, me matey! :-D

  4. Isadora March 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    I do some planks at home, although I have not yet performed those advance moves. Taking cue from gyms, I placed a mirror where I am exercising to make sure that I got the proper form. I can’t afford to waste time on an improperly done exercise that won’t benefit me.
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  5. Vinbulk March 3, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Well planks are definitely a fun & easy exercise to try at home, although a bit hard for first timers for sure.
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  6. Alison March 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Kymberly-I am so glad to have discovered your website, blog, and radio shows. What a wealth of information. I play water volleyball 3 days a week for 2 hours but I feel I need to do some core work. I found the perfect place! Thanks Ali O.
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  7. Tara Burner March 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    love it “false advertising”
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  8. Mena @ Ultimate Weight Loss Options March 7, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    LOL my dance teacher does the false advertising type of plank, but claims it’s because he has REAL junk in the trunk. Fortunately I’ve been taking Pilates classes for years so know how to do them properly. Still don’t enjoy them mind…
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