The next time you catch yourself listening in on what the really fit gal next to you on the treadmill says she does for a taut, strong midsection, chances are you'll hear the word plank. Although it's primarily known as an abdominal exercise, the plank is so much more than just abs. This no-equipment-required move not only tightens your belly, it strengthens your chest, arms, back, glutes and legs, too.
It's time to get specific and target a couple of body parts that rarely see the sun: the abs and glutes. This workout only takes about 20 minutes from warmup to cooldown, so it should be a breeze to fit into your day. In the first circuit, we recommend
The plank it arguably one of the best exercises for the core, and is great for everyone because it doesn't require any equipment. Get your family moving and excited for the day, and check out the Plank Exercise... http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/abdominalcorestrength1/qt/plank.htm?r=twitter
What Does the Plank Exercise Benefit? I had to look this up to see what it does physically, beneficial article. Plus my faction I learned for the day...it helps reduce stress that may be built up from your day. May have to start this.