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Y Fit - Plank Challenge

28 Sep 2021 - Y Fit

How long can you hold a plank?

The plank exercise is one of the best calorie burning and beneficial exercises for your core. A plank hold engages multiple muscles all at once, and can benefit the core strength of your body. Not just burning the fat around your abdomen area, it also works by giving you an improved posture, flexibility as well as a tighter stomach.

How to plank:

The most common way to perform a plank is the forearm position.

  1. Place forearms on the floor with elbows aligned below shoulders and arms parallel to your body at about shoulder width.
  2. Place your flat palms flat onto the floor and hold.
  3. Your head should be in line with your back.
  4. Legs should be straight.
  5. Ground your toes into the floor and squeeze glutes to stabilize your body. 

Once you have completed the challenge, don't forget to share your results with us on social media by using the hashtag #TheYathome

#theYathome Activity Disclaimer

All participants must ensure they have a clear area to perform all skills and activities prior to commencing the activity.  All child related activities must be conducted under parental supervision. 

You are responsible for you exercising within your limits. Only perform exercises and skills and repetitions that you are currently capable of performing. If you do not do it at the gym or in your regular Y program, do not attempt to do it at home. 

Do not attempt skills, exercises or activities displayed if you currently sustain any injuries or illness that excludes you from physical activity. If at any time you feel you are exercising beyond your current fitness abilities, or you feel discomfort, pain, dizziness or nausea, you should discontinue exercising immediately and seek medical assistance/advice where necessary.

To the extent permitted by law, The Y and its affiliates disclaim any and all liability in connection with the exercises in this video/post and any instructions and advice provided.

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