Ultimate Plank Series
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Ultimate Plank Series | Week 30 | Movement Fix Monday
I am not a big fan of high repetition sit ups, crunches, and the like. This is no secret. In fact, I have a whole article written about it here, in which I explain why.
But let's face it, people want abs and they want their ab muscles to burn. So when I tell them I don't like sit-ups, they say, "Well what do I do instead to get abs?".
First, it's important to note that every cadaver we dissected in school had a 6-pack under the fat layers. So first, eating well and losing body fat is the best way to get better abs. But to actually train the strength and the muscles, I primarily use isometrics, my favorite being the plank.
In this week's video, I show you guys my ultimate plank series. It consists of the following:
- 10 reps side to side rocking
- 10 reps forward and back rocking
- 10 circle reps clockwise
- 10 circle reps counter clockwise
You first have to put special importance on spinal positioning. I don't want butt sagging. The plank is a very active position.
Second, you need to go slow and controlled. Going fast during this sequence, if we are being honest, is just a way to do less work. So go slow and savor every burning second.
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