Every fitness magazine and trainer, tries to reinvent the wheel to keep things new and interesting. Well, I’ve got news for you… No matter how many variations you can come up with to do a squat or a lunge or a crunch, the original more often than not is the most effective! We just are trying to keep you from getting bored 😉
When it comes to your abs, there are hundreds of exercises that target different muscles in your core to achieve a flat stomach, six-pack abs, defined obliques, etc… but nothing beats this one move for doing it all.
The key to doing these moves properly is to do them with a mirror near by if you can. I did not have a mirror when we shot this and I wish I could have! You should not have your upper back rounded at all. To avoid this, remember to press your shoulder blades down away from your ears and pinch shoulder blades together to achieve the flat back.
You can do these moves in addition to your regular strength training routine or at home after you take a class. What is your go to move?
Outfit above provided by Crane and Lion, a super cute and comfy local Boston fitness apparel company.
Amanda @ Slimplify Life says
Ahhh, the plank. Such a love hate relationship going on there -- but they do work!!! Thanks for sharing!!
I love the plank! Best move for strengthening the core and getting nice flat abs!
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out says
definitely saving this! great moves for summer :)!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
So easy yet so hard! Planks are great for core, thanks for the video!
Jill @ Champagne for Everyday says
I LOVE this move -- so effective!! I am a plank girl through and through and I am all over any variation I can get my hands on,
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