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New Year Weight Loss Challenge Day 9: Let's Plank!

Welcome to Day 9 of the New Year Weight Loss Challenge!

Let's Plank!
Yesterday we talked about posture and briefly touched on tummy tightening. Today is all about abs and building core strength.

There are numerous ab exercises you can do to tone and build your abs and core strength. Today we are going to focus on planks. Planks are considered one of the best exercises for acheiving these results. Planks work the abs, back and core stabilizer muscles. Plus all you need is a floor and a mat or towel, no equipment or gym membership necessary!

Basic Front Plank

Have you ever done planks? If not, will you?
What exercises do you incorporate in your workouts to strengthen your abs and core?
How often do you work on your core?


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by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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MommyLehr
by Bronze Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM
I do planks. I need to strengthen my core to help with my Lowe back pain.
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evelynolivesmom
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:33 AM

 I love doing planks, they work and they're hard, but they feel good too.

Bwebb
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Never tried this

mommytoangel
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:36 AM
I have not done planks but need to start
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Meesa
by Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Working up to them
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jessicaaris
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:36 AM

I have never done planking before, but I will give it a try. I usually do bicycle crunches to work my abs (not sure if it work the core too).

armyvet06
by Bronze Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:36 AM
I need to start doing those again.
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MNitz
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Have you ever done planks? If not, will you?        I have not done planks, but I'm going to now.
What exercises do you incorporate in your workouts to strengthen your abs and core?  I do the Slim in 6 workout,  plus the bonus ab routine
How often do you work on your core?  Since 1/1/13, I've been working on it 4 times a week at least.

qslaqhay
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Working on that now
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swdesigns
by Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:40 AM

I tried to do this - it's a little hard for me.

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