How to do a Plank

It occurred to me that some of you may have no idea what I am referring to when I talk about 'doing planks' or reaching a new PR plank time. Here are the basics of how to do a plank (featuring another new top from Old Navy and a few cameo appearances by Salem!) Plank

As I describe in the video, planks are an incredible total body workout. It absolutely shreds your core but is equally brutal on your upper body and lower body. I love it because it requires zero equipment and can be done anywhere!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8X6GSLPDUc

Here's one of my best tips to stay in plank longer - distract yourself. I'll usually put on music and scroll through facebook and twitter to do something other than count down every torturous second.

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There are endless plank variations but my favorite is the side plank. It's great for working the obliques (outer abs) which helps shrink your waistline!

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How many of you all do planks regularly? What's your PR?

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