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Core Strength: The Planking Exercise.

A basic yoga abdominal exercise you can perform at home, the Planking Exercise is one of the best floor exercises to help improve core strength and stability.

Target Muscles: Abdominal Muscles

Planking Exercise – Start Position

Planking – Start Position

Planking Exercise – Finish Position

Planking – Finish Position

How To Do the ‘Planking’ Exercise

Starting Position: Start on a yoga mat in the traditional ‘push up’ position.
Exercise: Slowly lower your forearms to the ground so that your elbows and fists are touching the ground. Your elbows should be directly underneath your shoulders. Keep your eyes focused on the floor in front of you, engage your abdominal muscles by drawing your navel in toward your spine.
Hold your hips, shoulders and ears in alignment as much as you possibly can.
Hold the plank for 30-60 seconds, or until your body gives way!

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As Editor in Chief of 'Health & Wellbeing Australia', Lucinda brings over 20 years experience in the Health Industry, with 14 years as a practicing, registered Physiotherapist; specializing in pelvic floor and erectile dysfunction issues, to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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