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Questions tagged [planks]

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Plank and issues

Every day In the beginning I held planks for 25 seconds to strengthen my core and improve my posture, then after two weeks, I increased the plank to 45 seconds and then later to 60 seconds. Now I ...
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How many times I should repeat plank?

I am 25 year male. I can hold the plank position for 1 min. How many times should I repeat that? What should be the interval? I am a beginner so please enlighten me with the correct info so that I won'...
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rest day planks

I'm doing full body training 3x a week. My problem is I feel I lack routine, and I would like to add some form of exercise on my rest day. How bad of an idea would it be to do planks on my rest days?
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rounded shoulders in planks

Recently , I record my self doing planks and squats. After I was supposing I am doing them right, I detect that: during planks: my sholders are directed down and they are making my upper back to ...
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Any advantages of using a Power Plate for planks?

My gym instructor told me that doing planks with elbows on the vibrating Power Plate gives better results than a normal plank on the floor... Does anyone know if there's some truth to it or is it just ...
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Rest day for a male in 30s who do planking and burpees?

So far I have been doing this 3 consecutive days of 20 burpees x 2 1 minute planking x 3 and then rest What is the recommended resting for me?
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Dynamic or static version of exercise, like the side plank

How does the dynamic version of an exercise compare with the static version? For example, in the case of the side plank, how results would differ between the two? Is this just a question of personal ...
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Leg hurts during side star plank

I am trying to achieve a side star elbow plank. I am quite adept at the regular elbow plank (5 mins) and side planks (1.5 minutes). However, I can not even hold a side star plank for 10 seconds. It is ...
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Do pull-ups, push ups and planks benefit from external shoulder rotation? [closed]

Somebody does it, somebody not. What is the correct way and are the advantages?
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cycling 10km everyday for fitness and weightloss

I am 38 year old male 173cm height and weighing 80kgs and yes my bmi is little above normal. I have been on and off working out in gym through my 20s but never serious could bench max 80kg. I recent ...
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How many sessions of planks should I do a day?

http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2012/05/prilepin-tables-for-bodyweight-strength-isometric-and-eccentric-exercises/ Using this article as my guide, I should repeat the plank for 6 times as I can only ...
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how much should I be engaging my glutes during a plank?

I notice that when I plank, I can do a few different things. First of all, when I plank my elbows are together and slightly in front of my shoulders. I could choose to strongly engage my core (abs)...