Fit Mom Bench Plank

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The bench plank is a core conditioning exercise that targets the abs, obliques and lower back.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

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Obliques

Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Equipment Used


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Bench

A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions


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Step 1

Start in a plank position with your shoulders over top of your elbows and your feet hip width apart.

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Step 2

Try to keep your back as flat and squeeze your butt the entire time.

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Step 3

Hold for the recommended amount of time or until you can't hold good form.