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Plank for Women
Start to get into a pushup position, but bend your elbows and rest your weight on your forearms instead of on your hands. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Brace your core by contracting your abs as if you were about to be punched in the gut. Hold this position for 30 seconds—or as directed—while breathing deeply.
Make It Easier If you can't hold the plank position for 30 seconds, hold for 5 to 10 seconds, and repeat as many times as needed to total 30 seconds.
This move has been excerpted from The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell.
This Move Works:
Abs, Core, Hips, Lower Back